Michael Jai White Is Now Lobbying for the Role of Black Manta

We reported before that Michael K. Williams had made it known that he was up for playing the role of Black Manta in the Aquaman solo film if ever offered. After James Wan hinted that The Wrap report was true, the internet exploded with fan casting of many actors for the role.

Now Michael Jai White has stepped up to say he wants in on the role after a fan nominated him. White is no stranger to the comic book world, as he appeared in such films as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze, as well as DC properties such as The Dark Knight and Arrow. Of course, we’d be re-missed if we didn’t mention he had played the role of Spawn in the 1997.

It still has not been confirmed if Black Manta will appear in Aquaman, but with the director’s tease it is more than likely true. Also keep in mind, Justice League is filming and will feature scenes with Aquaman in Atlantis, where Black Manta could make an appearance.

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • Bubbles Parker

    Lobbying? All he said was that he would be interested. Had me scared we were gonna have another Tyrese/Green Lantern situation!