The villain of James Wan’s Aquaman movie has been highly suggested to be Black Manta.
While this news is not confirmed officially, it seems to be highly plausible as their has been no denial and intense speculation about who would be playing the Aquaman super-villain.
Black Manta is known for his passionate voice and demigod like demeanor that rivals Aquaman in the perfect evil tone.
These two characters hate each other in perfect chemistry just like Batman and the Joker do.
So who should play the Aquaman rival ? Two actors specifically have stated their interest in playing the role:
Michael Jai White:
Known for his marital arts abilities and passionate voice ( greatly matching Black Manta’s ) expressed his interest for the role after a fan casting on twitter suggested he take on Aquaman as Black Manta.
Michael J White is no rookie to superhero related roles, as he made an appearance in The Dark Knight during that infamous “why so serious scene” as well as playing Bronze Tiger on CW’s Arrow, and voicing John Stewart’s Green Lantern in DC’s Justice League Heroes game.
While Michael Jai White would be a great choice for Black Manta, another passionate and intense actor who plays a good villain would be Michael K Williams.
Michal K Williams expressed his interest in Black Manta after a fan casting for him as the Aquaman villain as well.
Michael K. Williams is no rookie to playing any villain as he is most notably know for playing “Omar”, on the hit TV series The Wire . Black Manta is a passionate leader of his villainous reign so Michael K. Williams would be a perfect choice as he also played a rebel leader in The Purge: Anarchy.
Below you can see a clip that shows you just how passionate and angry Black Manta’s character is supposed to be:
So what do you think? Would you mind Michael Jai White or Michael K Williams taking on the role of Black Manta ?