Yahya Abdul-Mateen II IS Black Manta

Discussion in 'Aquaman' started by Speed Force, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Speed Force goober

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    http://variety.com/2017/film/news/a...ta-get-down-yahya-abdul-mateen-ii-1201974589/
     
  2. Rorschach2012 Batman is my Dad

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    Clear pr move to distract from the Affleck news. But this guy has the look for sure. Glad to see Manta is in. Haven't seen the guy act but I trust Wan
     
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    Not super familiar with Yahya, but he doesn't look like a bad choice.*
     
  4. Mister J Ya Get What Ya ****ing Deserve!

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    Wasn't expecting Ocean Master and Black Manta, but I'm guessing only one (likely Orm) is focused as the heel.
     
  5. Tra-El Registered

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    Good timing DC!
     
  6. Boy Scout Registered

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    Even more motivation to finish The Get Down.
     
  7. Juan1193 Registered

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    I approve! Aquaman is shaping up to be one amazing movie it seems. Too bad there's all that chaos with Flash and Batman!

    I don't know much about Yahya but from what I've heard he's a phenomenal actor!
     
  8. nyyarod yippee ki-yay mf!

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    Same.

    I like that the actor is not as well known. Giving someone a chance.
     
  9. sweetre15 Positive Page

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    If done right this movie could blow ANY movie with Poseidon in it or about Poseidon that has ever happened out of the water.

    I so want this to be awesome and I'm sure that the trailer should easily generate buzz due to being an underwater epic (generally speaking)

    Definitely excited to hear about whose playing Black Manta and this coming together in general.
     
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  10. BH/HHH You Are My World

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    No idea how good this guy is but the fact we're getting Black Manta is ****ing cool!
     
  11. KillerWolf Possibly partially drunk

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    Pretty much of the same mind here.
     
  12. Lencho01 Shazoogle! Shazoogle!

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    Good choice. I liked him in The Get Down.
     
  13. Lencho01 Shazoogle! Shazoogle!

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    Wan, don't waste his skills...

    [YT]KXNqWneEOSI[/YT]
     
  14. RockSP MYTH SMITH ˆž∞!!!

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    Agreed. Honestly his talent exceeded the material he was given. That could possibly also be the case with this movie, given the dceu track record so far, lol.
     
  15. KillerWolf Possibly partially drunk

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    Is there some film of his you guys would recommend watching? I'd like to get familiar with the guy and I've no desire to watch that TV series.
     
  16. RockSP MYTH SMITH ˆž∞!!!

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    Eh, maybe. I don't really agree, though. It's not like he's a well known actor.
     
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  17. Speed Force goober

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    He's pretty new, so he hasn't been in much. He's in a few things coming out this year including Baywatch.
     
  18. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Is it confirmed? I thought he's just being considered for the role but it isn't finalised yet. Being tapped for a role doesn't mean he has it.
     
  19. KillerWolf Possibly partially drunk

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    I'll check out the other things though, thanks.
     
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    Says he was offered the role, i don't see him turning down the biggest role of his life
     
  21. Speed Force goober

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    Yes, variety confirmed it.
     
  22. Sawyer High King

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    Yeah, they rushed the casting of one of their films' antagonists just to distract from the catastrophic news that their Actor/Director is only Actor now.
     
  23. Boom I got nothin'

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    Excellent. Love me some Black Manta.
     
  24. Rorschach2012 Batman is my Dad

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    Not what I said. They didn't rush casting but they rushed the announcement to distract us with some positive news. Pretty suspect that we get two huge casting announcements immediately after the Affleck news.
     
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    Does it really matter, though?
     

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