AQUAMAN Casts THE GET DOWN Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II As The Villainous Black Manta

AQUAMAN Casts THE GET DOWN Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II As The Villainous Black Manta

Following critical acclaim for his role in Netflix’s Baz Luhrmann show, The Get Down, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is set to join the DC Films Universe as Black Manta in James Wan's standalone Aquaman movie.

It looks like Patrick Wilson's Ocean Master is going to have some help attempting to overthrow the King of Atlantis, as THR reports that The Get Down's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has signed on to play the villainous Black Manta for Warner Bros. and director James Wan in the upcoming Aquaman movie.

Apparently Wan has been looking at actors for weeks now, and only settled on Abdul-Mateen over the weekend. Word is Moonlight's Trevante Rhodes, who recently nabbed a role in The Predator, was also a front-runner. Abdul-Mateen will be seen next alongside his now fellow DCEU star Dwayne Johnson in the Baywatch movie.

Aquaman was recently pushed back a few months, and now has a release date of October 5, 2018. What do you guys think of this casting news? Sound off below.


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