Aquaman locks down Yahya Abdul-Mateen II for Black Manta role

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Keeping today hot with news of villains across the DC universe, Warner Brothers has officially cast Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to play Black Manta in James Wan’s Aquaman. Abdul-Mateen II joins Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, and of course, Jason Mamoa in the underwater installment coming in October of 2018.

Best known for his role as Cadillac in Netflix’ “The Get Down,” Yahya Abdul-Mateen II beat out a number of actors gunning for the role, including  Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”) and Corey Hawkins (“24: Legacy.) Is this a solid choice? Let us know!

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