Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen In Talks to Join Aquaman

Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II may be joining DC’s Aquaman film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicole Kidman (Lion, Moulin Rouge!) is in talks to play Aquaman’s mother, Atlanna, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Get Down) is in early talks to play the villain Black Manta.  They would be joining a cast that already includes Jason Momoa as the title hero, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe portraying Dr. Vulko, and Patrick Wilson playing the villain Orm.  Aquaman will be directed by James Wan (Saw, Insidious) and is set to begin production in April in Australia.  Check out the report from THR:

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Nicole Kidman may be joining the DC Cinematic Universe.  The actress, who is in the Oscar mix this awards season for her work in Lion, is in early talks to play Aquaman’s mother in Aquaman, the big-screen take of the underwater-breathing comic book superhero.

In traditional Aquaman lore, the hero’s mother is Atlanna, who hails from royalty in the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. She escapes her kingdom and falls in love with a lighthouse keeper, giving birth to the boy who will one day grow up to be a bridge between two worlds.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who starred on Netflix’s Baz Lurhmann show The Get Down, is in early talks to play the villain known as Black Manta.

What do you think about Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen potentially joining Aquaman and the DC cinematic universe?  This would actually be Kidman’s second foray into DC cinema as she played Chase Meridian in Batman Forever.  Aquaman has a release date set for October 5, 2018.

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