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‘Aquaman’: Black Manta Actor Got To See Some Footage From Movie

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‘Aquaman’: Black Manta Actor Got To See Some Footage From Movie

Fans are quite excited about DCEU’s upcoming Aquaman, which is the first full-length feature film centered on the DC Comics character. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who portrays the role of Black Manta in the upcoming DCEU movie, says he’s pretty impressed with the film’s footage he’s seen so far.

During an interview at SXSW to promote his new film Boundaries, Abdul-Mateen confirmed to Flickering Myth’s Rafael Motamayor that he is happy with the way the film has turned out to be so far. He also talked about his experience of shooting in Australia.

I can’t say much about that,” said Abdul-Mateen. “I have seen some of it, and I’m very happy with what I’ve seen thus far. Australia was beautiful. They have a word there, they say ‘cruising’,  which means that it’s really, really comfortable, and low stress, and just beautiful, a lot of greenery and beaches and things like that.”

While nothing much about Aquaman’s storyline has been revealed yet, it is confirmed that the film will take place after Justice League. In Aquaman, Arthur is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who comes forward to lead the people of his kingdom and to be a hero to the world. The iconic DC hero will likely don his classic bright orange-and-green costume in the upcoming movie.

The first Aquaman trailer will reportedly debut at the WonderCon Anaheim 2018 event where Jason Mamoa will likely make an appearance to promote the film. The trailer is expected to be released during the Warner Bros. panel on Saturday, March 24.

Reactions from a test screening have been positive but its too soon to judge the movie based on that. Early reactions to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League were also positive but its end result weren’t.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa playing Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Patrick Wilson playing Ocean Master, and Temuera Morrison playing Thomas Curry.

Aquaman will hit theatre screens on December 21, 2018.

Source: Flickering Myth




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