Though Black Manta is mainly referred to as an Aquaman villain, like many DC Comics villains, he’s ventured into different corners of the DC Comics universe, which incorporates a while served on the Suicide Squad in recent times. So now that Aquaman arrange Black Manta throughout the DC Prolonged Universe, the character’s actor, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, is recreation to hitch the formally designated Process Pressure X, particularly so Manta can hang around with Harley Quinn.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II expressed curiosity in having Black Manta crew up with the Suicide Squad this previous weekend at Celeb Fan Fest (through SuperBroMovies), noting particularly that he likes the prospect of getting Manta and Harley Quinn, arguably the crew’s most distinguished member within the DCEU, share display time.
There’s definitely sufficient groundwork for Black Manta to be added to the Suicide Squad sooner or later, and he might have an attention-grabbing dynamic with different characters on the crew. That being mentioned, it’s uncertain it’ll occur in time for Process Pressure X’s subsequent look in The Suicide Squad.
The James Gunn-written and directed DC film is scheduled to start manufacturing this fall, and whereas quite a lot of new recruits have already been reported to seem, together with Polka-Dot Man, Ratcatcher, Peacemaker and King Shark, there’s been no point out of a Black Manta look. So except The Suicide Squad is conserving Manta as a shock, then it will likely be an extended look forward to him to crossover over to that space of the DCEU, assuming that’s even an possibility.
For now, Black Manta, actual title David Kane, remains to be firmly rooted in Aquaman’s world, and he has no intention of leaving Arthur Curry alone. After we final noticed him within the Aquaman film, Manta was drifting at sea, terribly injured following his battle towards Arthur in Sicily. Happily, he was rescued by Dr. Stephen Shin, a marine biologist obsessive about proving to the floor world that Atlantis exists.
In trade for Stephen Shin’s assist in exacting revenge on Arthur Curry for the loss of life of his father, Black Manta agreed to guide Shin to Atlantis. Whereas no Aquaman 2 plot particulars have been formally confirmed but, presumably we are able to anticipate these two to be the film’s important villains. Relying on how the sequel ends, that might pave the best way for him to hitch the Suicide Squad, however we’ll have to attend and see.
As for Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II most well-liked cohort for Black Manta within the Suicide Squad, she has greater than sufficient to maintain her busy within the close to future. She’s set to hitch forces with Huntress, Black Canary and Detective Renee Montoya to guard a younger Cassandra Cain from Black Masks in subsequent 12 months’s Birds of Prey.
After that, she’ll return for The Suicide Squad, which additionally has Captain Boomerang, Amanda Waller and Rick Flag coming again. No plot particulars have been revealed about that challenge, however James Gunn is remaining cagey on whether or not we should always have a look at it as a sequel, reboot or someplace in between.
The Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5, 2021 and Aquaman 2 is slated for launch on December 16, 2022. Keep tuned to CinemaBlend for the most recent updates on each films, and when you’re interested by what else the DCEU has coming down the pipeline, look by way of our useful information.