When we all heard Game of Thrones badass Jason Momoa was cast to play Aquaman for a full length DC movie, you could hear all the jaws of all the world’s geek collective hit the floor at once. In an instant, a character a great many people in public kind of looked at as a joke since comic’s golden age turns into the most alpha male comic badass of all time (potentially, maybe). It actually sounded kind of weird until we all saw him suited up, looking like the coolest thing since Nolan’s Batman. Hell, we even got a Justice League trailer recently that hinted just how badass this Aquaman would be:
But the big question that seemed to be plaguing everyone was who would be the main villain in Aquaman’s first big-screen outing? Seems we finally have some answers. I was going to make a bevvy of Aquaman jokes here, but now that he is portrayed by Momoa I will withhold those (as that man is a beast). Anyway, the bad guy will be Black Manta.
I would put a picture of him here but it is quite safe to assume that the costume from the comic will be greatly changed for the movie, as he does look like a person with a mantis head in the comics. So what’s Black Manta’s angle? Bad man, assassin, and to tell you more would ruin it for non-comic readers. Now here’s hoping Aquaman will have what it takes to shoot the DC movie U to a level where it can compete against Marvel, who have just been raining threes lately. Although Joker in Suicide Squad was pretty amazing (but did NOT have enough screen time to save DC just yet).
We’ll have more Aquaman details soon, so keep checking back.