Ever since the first superhero comics were created DC has been on top. Marvel may be at the top of its game now but there’s a reason that when you thought of heroes before the MCU became a thing the first characters that came to mind were Superman and Batman. DC’s characters were the most well known and almost all of them were the most well loved. Alas, there was one misfit hero that saved the day but still got teased by every kid on the playground: Aquaman. It’s hard not to make fun of him. I mean talking to fish isn’t exactly the coolest power. Do fish really have anything important to say? But it’s not his fault, he was just born that way. And throughout his long history he has survived the torment of his peers and by his fans is seen as a legit superhero, and I have a feeling in a few years we’ll see as that as well.
Why? Because of Jason Momoa of course! More affectionately known as Khal Drogo, former husband to our favorite Khaleesi, Jason Momoa is helping to legitimize that character that is Aquaman. Come November of next year we will see for ourselves how badass the King of Atlantis can be, but him brooding in Justice league‘s Comic Con trailer should be enough to stop us from bullying the character again. And by the time his solo movie comes along surely we will all be on the Aquaman bandwagon, so in preparation for then here’s some info about the villain that the waterbound wonder will be fighting.
According to TheWrap, Black Manta will be the villain in the upcoming Aquaman solo movie. Black Manta is a man in a wetsuit with a weird helmet (as can be seen to your right) that allows him to shoot lasers from the eye holes. In the new 52 universe, which much of the DCEU and DCTV universe has drawn its inspirations from, Black Manta is responsible for the death of Aquaman’s father causing a rivalry that will surely make for something great on the silver screen.
So are you starting to think of Aquaman as the real deal? Do you think Black Manta is a good villain choice? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on the Aquaman solo movie and other things in the world of movie news.
Justice League Part 1 comes to theaters November 17th, 2017. The Aquaman solo movie comes to theaters July 27th, 2018. I know, so far away. But if you feel like you need some DCEU in your life right now, why not go see Suicide Squad? Click here for a look at Sprom’s non-spoiler review of the movie to get a taste and see if you want more.