The villain to DC Entertainment’s 2018 Aquaman film has been revealed. Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, will battle his arch-nemesis Black Manta in the upcoming solo film.
This is excellent news for the diehard Aquaman fan’s as this is truly Aquaman’s most famous villain. Black Manta made his DC Comics debut in Aquaman #35 back in 1967. Since then, he’s proven to be quite the thorn in Aquaman’s side. Black Manta is a highly intelligent man in a suit with some degree of enhanced strength and endurance. The battle suit provides him adaptability to the ocean environment.
Aquaman made a cameo appearance in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year and next time we see him will be in the Justice League Film (See Aquaman in the Justice League trailer here).
The Aquaman film, directed by James Wan, is slated for a July 27th 2018 release.
Source: The Wrap