And in the other corner, his on-screen nemesis who threatens to destroy everything the half-human, half-Atlantean has ever loved, it's The Get Down's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta!
New information about the upcoming movie Aquaman has recently surfaced. In addition to the the titular hero, played by Jason Momoa, the cover includes the film's two female leads: Amber Heard as Mera, Aquaman's wife (reprising her role from "Justice League"), and Nicole Kidman making her debut as Queen Atlanna, Aquaman's mother.
Out of all the new details that surfaced today, the oddest bit is what Nicole Kidman looks like in her costume as Queen Atlanna. The character's name in the comics was known as David Hyde but has been changed for the film, although his trademark suit still shoots red plasma beams from its eyes.
"Black Manta is a really interesting character who is somehow factored into this story, but our main story is about Jason and Patrick", says Wan in Entertainment Weekly. Theorizing aside though, the long-awaited first image of the famous Black Manta looks pretty cool.
You can see just how Aquaman's fight with his half-brother King Orm plays out and how Black Manta fits into the story when "Aquaman" hits theaters December 21.
James Wan also confirms Patrick Wilson's King Orm is the villain of the movie and not Black Manta.
"He's part mercenary but full-time pirate who in his suit will look like some insane alien from outer space", Wan teases.
It may be that the unfinished nature of the suit is part of the reason why he won't be the main antagonist, he hasn't reached the height of his villainous journey isn't quite ready to face Aquaman yet.