Aquaman Movie Villain Revealed As Longtime Nemesis
Jason Momoa’s Aquaman will square off against Black Manta in upcoming Aquaman movie as reported by The Wrap.
Black Manta is the perfect foe for Aquaman to have in his first solo movie. Black Manta is not entirely evenly matched with Aquaman physically but can pose a major threat to him and Atlantis. To compare their relationship to other heroes it is like Batman and Joker or Superman and Lex Luther. It is also important to note that Aquaman is not the joke he once was. If you don’t believe me check out the Justice League trailer.
Black Manta is human and was kidnapped as a boy and forced to work on a ship. While he was working he saw Aquaman riding some dolphins and tried to signal him for help but Aquaman kept on riding along. Black Manta never forgave Aquaman for this and swore vengeance on him once he escaped his captors.
He of course escaped and began his plan to take on Aquaman. He donned a black wetsuit, a bug-eyed helmet and called himself Black Manta. His wetsuit has turned into a battle suit which gave him enhanced abilities. Black Manta has a really cool look which is uncommon because a lot of times these characters look stupid and fans have to explain “no he is cool I swear.” Luckily that is far from the case with Black Manta aside from his helmet which is so weird it is cool.
The tactical mind of Black Manta is what makes him so dangerous. He is not one of the type of villains who will just rush in on Aquaman with a half-cocked plan. Black Manta is a planner. It could be a great deal of time between plans but when he does attack Aquaman is in for a real struggle.
Leadership skills can also make Black Manta formidable and he has an army help him take down Aquaman. He doesn’t have a bunch of henchmen he has a highly trained army.
There has be no indication as to who will play Black Manta but rumors have it as the studio is pushing for Karl Urban. In the comics Black Manta is African American so the movie could chose to follow continuity.
The film stars Momoa, Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe with long-time comic writer Geoff Johns listed as a story writer. The movie is directed by James Wan who has only really done horror movies including the Saw franchise.
I really like the take on Aquaman I saw in the Justice League trailer and having Black Manta as his foe makes me really excited. Aquaman hits theaters July 27, 2018.