Monday, October 20, 2014

DC COMICS AQUAMAN MOVIE CONFIRMED - WILL BLACK MANTA BE THE VILLAIN ? - HEROES4US

DC COMICS 
AQUAMAN MOVIE
 CONFIRMED 
WILL 
BLACK MANTA
 BE THE VILLAIN ? 
 HEROES4US 
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One of the bigger reveals wasn’t just that Game of Thrones alum Jason Momoa is confirmed to play Aquaman, but that the King of Atlantis would also be getting a solo film. Of course, a superhero movie is more than just its main character, and now there’s new information about who his supporting cast might be in 2018. 

Hours after the news broke, fan site The Aquaman Shrine tweeted the other characters that will appear in the film, including an ally, some big villains and a race of evil ocean dwelling monsters. 

Unlike Batman and Superman, Aquaman doesn’t have many villains, making Orm and Black Manta all the more important. Orm, better known as Ocean Master, is Aquaman’s half-brother, both sharing the same mother. While Aquaman was living on the surface in his youth, Orm remained in Atlantis and was poised to become its king. However, when Aquaman eventually discovered Atlantis and took the throne (he was born first, so it was his inheritance), they became bitter enemies. 

Then there’s Black Manta, whose often considered to be his arch-nemesis. While Manta’s background is still largely a mystery (including his real name), the New 52 established that he’s seeking revenge for Aquaman accidentally killing his father. While Manta has committed many atrocities, one of his most evil moments was killing Aquaman’s baby son. As for The Trench, they are a race of cannibalistic sea creatures that live beneath the ocean floor. 

The plot of this movie is still unknown, but it's possible that Orm will be the main atagonist while Black Manta is set up as an assassin who could appear in sequels. It wouldn’t be the first time those two worked together. As for Mera, it’s unclear whether she’ll be his wife when the film starts or if he’ll meet her during the story, but either way, it would be wise to include her Xebellian backstory to create some tension between the couple. We’ll find out when the movie is released, which according to another scoop from The Aquaman Shrine, will be in July 2018. 

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