It has been confirmed folks! The King of Atlantis will face off against the kickass villain known as Black Manta in his first solo adventure in 2018! Black Manta first appeared September 1967 in Aquaman #35 Get the details below.
According to The Wrap:
"TheWrap has exclusively learned the bad guy of the movie will be Aquaman’s deadliest and most-famous opponent — Black Manta. “Aquaman” diehards should go nuts for the film’s adherence to DC lore — “Aquaman” first introduced the villain in 1967. In DC’s “New 52” reboot, Black Manta is a man in a suit with no innate super powers."
Following this announcement from The Wrap, we reached out to a couple of our sources who have indeed confirmed that Black Manta will be a major villain in the upcoming solo film. However as with anything that is still very much in pre-production, story elements and character details could change down the line.
For now however this is pretty cool news. So what do all you DC Fans think about Black Manta being the villain? Is Aquaman's first solo adventure too soon for perhaps his most powerful foe? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts. As always thanks for stopping by EastCoastMovieGuys!
Jason Momoa's Aquaman will next be seen in next year's Justice League film, followed by the Aquaman solo adventure directed by James Wan. Check out the official synopsis for Justice League below and in case you missed it, the very kickass Comic-Con footage!
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash — it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
Aquaman is set to hit theaters in 2018.
SOURCE: The Wrap