The Get Down’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II cast as Black Manta in ‘Aquaman’

It looks like Patrick Wilson has some help in beating the King of Atlantis. Despite the discouraging news about The Flash and The Batman recently, we finally have some good news coming out the DCEU. Variety is reporting that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac from Netflix’s “The Get Down”) has been cast as Black Manta in Aquaman. Abdul-Mateen II beat out a short list of actors that included Corey Hawkins (Fox’s “24: Legacy”) and Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight).

Interestingly enough, Abdul-Mateen II was also a finalist to play Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo spin-off film.

What do you think of the news? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!

Aquaman stars Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Patrick Wilson (Ocean Master) and is directed by James Wan (The Conjuring 2).

Aquaman hits theaters on October 5, 2018.





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