The villain of the anticipated DC Comics film ‘Aquaman’ will be the character Black Manta, though the actor cast has not been revealed.

‘AQUAMAN’ FOE IDENTIFIED AS BLACK MANTA

Taken straight from the comic series comes a villain introduced in 1967, and is considered Aquaman’s archenemy – Black Manta. The character seeks revenge on Aquaman for killing his father. Black Manta is similar to Batman in that it is his suit that gives him special powers, namely the ability to withstand mass amounts of pressure underwater.

Director James Wan, known for such horror films as ‘The Conjuring’ and ‘Saw,’ explains that while this rendition of ‘Aquaman’ will be much darker than the past, that does not mean the film will be scary. “Here’s the thing that people are getting confused, just because you have scary stories or monsters doesn’t mean that it’s tonally dark,” he said. “Look at Guillermo del Toro, he makes monsters all the time, but his stuff is fun. Tim Burton does it as well. It’s about how you do it.”

The part of Aquaman will be played by Jason Momoa, most well-known for playing Khal Drogo on ‘Game of Thrones.’ Momoa’s Aquaman will debut in 2017’s ‘Justice League’ film, alongside Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe. ‘Aquaman’ is scheduled to come to theaters in summer 2018.

Check out the Momoa in the ‘Justice League’ trailer below.

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