We finally know what Black Manta will look like in Aquaman - or at least what he'll look at the start of his journey. Although he can be considered Aquaman's archnemesis in the comics, Black Manta won't be the main villain of Aquaman. Instead that position will go to Arthur Curry's half-brother, Orm, who is being played by Patrick Wilson.

However, it seems like Black Manta will play a significant role in Aquaman's first solo outing in the DCEU. The Get Down's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will play Black Manta and his alter ego David Kane (the movie is changing Manta's surname from the comics) in the character's DCEU's debut. From the looks of his costume, it appears like Aquaman will function as a bit of an origin story for Black Manta, hopefully leading to more appearances from the iconic character in the cinematic universe.

The first look at Black Manta in Aquaman comes from EW's cover story on the December 2018 movie. In the sneak peek still, which can be viewed below, David Kane is in some sort of lab, standing in front of a prototype of Black Manta's classic helmet. The helm is a work-in-progress but still is very recognizable (and comic accurate) to Black Manta's eventual look.

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