Although its still some three years away, Aquaman actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he will be reprising the role of David Kane, a.k.a. Black Manta, in Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Aquaman 2, and is looking forward to getting the opportunity to further explore his character in the sequel.
“We have a date of December 2022,” states Abdul-Mateen, who is currently portraying Doctor Manhattan in HBO’s Watchmen and will soon be seen in the Jordan Peele-produced Candyman reboot. “Hopefully, that will hold. Black Manta will be back – I feel confident in saying that. I’m excited to step into that world again and cause some more trouble. I really want to add more personality and more character to David Kane and flesh him out in Aquaman 2 and give him more of a journey.”
Along with Abdul-Mateen, Aquaman 2 is set to see the return of Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera and Patrick Wilson as Orm, while James Wan is back in the director’s chair. The film is set for release on December 16th 2022.