News of Aquaman’s foe for his first live action adventure is per The Wrap. According to their sources SPOILER AHEAD….
The villain (pictured above) is slated to face/off with Aquaman (Jason Momoa) in the Aquaman solo film (per The Wrap and unconfirmed by Warner Bros.)
That villain is Black Manta. Black Manta has had several distinct origin stories over the years. Most of which usually involve revenge to be had on Aquaman for a perceived injustice. Interestingly enough the character has spent some time in Belle Reve prison, during which Amanda Waller tried to get him to join her Suicide Squad.
Jason Momoa’s Aquaman briefly appeared in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year and referenced in photo only in the just released Suicide Squad. He will be seen next in 2017’s Justice League along with fellow Atlanteans, Mera (Amber Heard) and Vulko (Willem Dafoe). Will Beal (Gangster Squad) is writing the ‘Aquaman’ screenplay based on a treatment by Geoff Johns and James Wan (The Conjuring). Wan is directing the yet to be titled Aquaman film, which is slated for release on July 27th, 2018.