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‘Aquaman’ Director Talks About Getting Black Manta Suit Right For Fans

Still of Black Manta from Aquaman Trailer/ Warner Bros

‘Aquaman’ Director Talks About Getting Black Manta Suit Right For Fans

Director James Wan’s Aquaman film is just a couple of months away from release. The film will explain everything about Arthur Curry’s origin. Fans will see Arthur aka Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, battling his half-brother, King Orm, played by Patrick Wilson, for the throne of Atlantis.

Well, there’s another character that will create havoc for the DC superhero which is none other than Black Manta, played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. The interesting thing about Black Manta is his costume which also has a big helmet.

Talking more about the character, Wan said that one of the designing team’s utmost priorities was giving a comic accurate look to Black Manta.

Getting Black Manta right, for me, was a prime directive for me, very early on, with designing the whole look of the film,” Wan told Superhero News and a select group of reporters inside the Aquaman edit bay. “Obviously, getting it right was super important for the fans, and obviously, for myself as well, and ultimately for the people that are not familiar with him ’cause he’s a pretty strange looking guy. It’s a very strange look.”

Wan added that the team worked quite hard on designing the character to make sure that it goes well with comic book fans as well as the general audience.

I know that I wanna stay true to what people are familiar with of him in the comic book,” he said adding “but also for the non-fans. They can look at that, and kind of go, ‘Oh, he’s weird, but it’s practical.’ It’s somewhat of a diving suit, potentially, and stuff like that. We worked on him a lot at the pre-production, very early on, to try to get him right.”

Talking about the weird helmet, which is a big part of Black Manta’s costume, the director said that the helmet was important to give Black Manta a big head and big eyes.

It’s super cool,” Wan said. “Keeping his head big, and his eyes big, was very important for me.”

Aquaman is Warner Bros and DC Films’ only filmed lined up for release this year. It has been rated PG-13 for its “sequences of sci-fi violent and action” as well as “language”.  The film stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, and Temuera Morrison.

Aquaman is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2018, in 3D and 2D and IMAX.

Source: Superhero News




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