With filming now underway on DC’s Aquaman sequel, titled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has revealed his thoughts on the script.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who plays the villainous Black Manta, stated that he believes the sequel’s script is better than the first film as well as teasing that his character will be receiving more screentime.
“I think the script is better than it was in the first one. It gives the actors a lot of good storytelling moments,” he explains. “In Aquaman, we just got a small introduction to Black Manta and to some of his motivations. In this one, I get to exercise and breathe a little bit more. I’m showing some different colors with this one.”
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II As Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry and Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones) in an as yet unrevealed role.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set for release on December 16th 2022.