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"Aquaman" Director James Wan Responds to Black Manta Rumors

"Aquaman" director James Wan has responded to a report that classic DC Comics villain Black Manta will menace Jason Momoa's Sea King in the 2018 film -- but he did little to confirm or deny the story.

"Come on, I can't talk about this," Wan told Slashfilm with a laugh. "I'm not saying anything. No comment is my comment."

So there you have it: Black Manta may or may not be in the upcoming underwater adventure. As for information on the other DC Films projects, and how they relate his own, the director admitted that even he's kept in the dark most of the time.

"It's like the CIA," he said. "I'm on a need-to-know basis and only if I need to know."

If, and it's a mighty big if, Black Manta shows up in the movie, one acclaimed actor has already thrown his name into the mix. Michael K. Williams ("The Wire," "Boardwalk Empire"), who co-stars on HBO's "The Night of," tweeted his enthusiastic support of the fan suggestion.

Lets go!!RT @tommybIakes: Dear god please make it so that @BKBMG as Black Manta in the Aquaman movie pic.twitter.com/rCi55YI33i

- Michael K Williams (@BKBMG) August 11, 2016

Starring (so far) Jason Momoa, Willem Dafoe and Amber Heard, "Aquaman" opens July 27, 2018.

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