Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the rebirth of Black Manta

Jason Momoa resumes his role as Aquaman, but the real threat of the ocean is Black Manta, more powerful and thirsty for revenge than before.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will once again immerse us in the depths of the ocean, accompanying Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) on a new action-packed adventure. However, this Justice League member won’t be the only character returning in the sequel. Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) He’s willing to get revenge on Aquaman for what happened in the first chapter and he won’t let anything stand in his way.

Black Manta: from human to super villain

During a special preview of the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom trailer, Collider’s Taylor Gates had the opportunity to witness James Wan’s words, director. Wan spoke about the evolution of Black Manta and why he will be even more dangerous in this sequel: “One of the things I want to point out is that, in the first film, he is clearly a human being, which he still is in this one, but having discovered the Lost Kingdom, now he has a power that he didn’t have in the first film. Eventually, he will be able to come face to face with Arthur Curry, who is a superhuman being.”

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The character’s first episode functioned as an origin story, assembling many of the character’s historical elements from the comics. When it premiered in 2018, Abdul-Mateen II’s character, David Kane, was simply a mercenary out for revenge for the death of his father. Although he had his advanced suit, his human nature was no match for Aquaman’s Atlantean-derived abilities. By the time Kane was finished, he had built his iconic costume. Black blanket and was ready to begin the training necessary to become a worthy opponent of Arthur.

Time hasn’t stopped its march since Arthur joined the Justice League. This means that the events of the Aquaman and Zack Snyder crossover film have been left behind in this sequel. While much of the plot of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been kept under wraps, the new trailer reveals that Arthur will have to face an ancient dark power that will be unleashed into the waters of Atlantis. All indications are that Black Manta will be the central villain, forcing the titular hero to ally himself with an ancient enemy to protect his underwater kingdom.

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A stellar cast supports Aquaman

The first film made it clear that Arthur’s entourage would be made up of familiar faces and most of them would return in this sequel. Patrick Wilson He will once again play Orm Marius, Arthur’s half-brother and main antagonist of the first film. Previously, Wan had hinted that in the next episode the relationship between the two brothers will be at the center of the plot. Amber heard She will also return as Mera, Arthur’s love interest and a courageous Atlantean warrior. Likewise, Temuera Morrison and Nicole Kidman will reprise their roles as Arthur’s parents.

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THE first Aquaman movie It was a global phenomenon, grossing over €1.1 billion at the box office. Its success is due not only to Jason Momoa’s impressive performance, but also to the innovative direction of James Wan, who knew how to combine action and narrative in a masterful way. This result has increased expectations for the sequel, generating great anticipation among fans.

Don’t miss Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which opens in theaters on December 20th. Watch the new trailer now!

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