In a brand new video posted by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the Black Manta actor exhibits himself making ready for his return because the villain in James Wan’s Aquaman 2.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who performs Black Manta in Aquaman, is seen making ready for Aquaman 2 in a brand new video posted by the actor. The primary Aquaman, which was directed by James Wan and starred Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Abdul-Mateen II, and Patrick Wilson, hit theaters in 2018 and become a field workplace juggernaut for DC. The movie grossed over a billion on the worldwide field workplace whereas additionally receiving reward for its enjoyable strategy and spectacular visuals. An announcement for a sequel adopted shortly after the discharge, but it surely was for December 2022. However regardless of the lengthy hole between movies, Momoa has acknowledged the sequel will probably be larger than the primary, and alongside Momoa, followers will see acquainted faces like Abdul-Mateen’s Black Manta.
One of many methods the primary installment of Aquaman teased the continuation of Aquaman/Arthur Curry’s solo story was with a mid-credit scene that included his arch-rival, Black Manta. Manta is saved by Dr. Stephen Shin (Randall Park) after his failed try at killing Curry in Sicily and agrees to assist Shin in his quest to study extra about Atlantis if he helps him discover Curry. Aquaman’s rival is predicted to have a much bigger presence within the sequel, and the movie’s author David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick even highlighted “any Silver Age story featuring Black Manta” as an concept of Aquaman 2’s inspiration. Now, the Black Manta actor is formally gearing as much as return to his villainous methods.
In a brand new tweet put out by Abdul-Mateen, he shared a quick clip that exhibits him rubbing his hair whereas carrying a small sandwich-style bag, and the video additionally exhibits the #WAVECHECK, alongside a small visible of Black Manta. The caption for the video merely reads: “Aquaman 2 prep.” The timing of the video is sensible, as Aquaman 2’s manufacturing is reportedly set to start out in mid-2021, so preparations for the sequel are doubtless hitting a better gear. Full tweet may be seen beneath:
The video doesn’t reveal all that a lot concerning the movie and even Abdul-Mateen’s Black Manta, apart from the actor probably making ready his hair for the sequel. It does, nevertheless, give followers the plus level that each one indicators appear to be a go for Aquaman 2 because it appears to be like like they’re nonetheless aiming for his or her December 2022 launch. Additionally, if followers wanted it, it’s a reminder of the, or one of many looming threats for Curry and Atlantis. Comedian author Geoff Johns, who co-wrote the primary movie, beforehand acknowledged he couldn’t wait to see extra of Black Manta, and for these upset together with his function within the first movie, it’s trying like they’ll get to see a a lot stronger portrayal of Aquaman’s arch-nemesis partially 2.
On the DC FanDome panel in August, director Wan talked about that Aquaman 2 is extra critical in tone than the unique, and it’ll comprise “a touch” of his trademark horror instincts as nicely. It’s attainable Black Manta’s involvement and his motivation to avenge his father after Curry refused to save lots of him within the first movie may play an element within the movie’s change in tone, because it’s fairly an intense and private storyline. So humor wouldn’t go well with that storyline too nicely. If manufacturing is certainly beginning quickly, extra particulars will certainly come out concerning the movie, however for now, followers can get pleasure from Black Manta’s delicate tease for Aquaman 2.
Supply: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
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