Nicole Kidman Considering A Role In Aquaman

Nicole Kidman

by James White |
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Splashing towards an April shoot date, director James Wan and the Aquaman team are starting to lock down more cast. They now have Nicole Kidman and The Get Down's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in talks for roles.

Kidman, assuming she signs, is looking to play Aquaman's mother, Atlanna. A member of the royal family in Atlantis, she escaped her kingdom for an adventure on the surface, and ended up falling for a lighthouse keeper and giving birth to Jason Momoa's hero.

As for Abdul-Mateen, the man who plays Cadillac on the Netflix series is in line to be Black Manta, a scheming villain and one of Aquaman's main foes who was first introduced in 1967. It's the latest big film role for the actor, who narrowly missed out on the role on Lando in the Han Solo spin-off but will be seen in Baywatch and The Greatest Showman.

The pair will join a cast that already boasts Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as scientist and advisor Vulko and Patrick Wilson as Orm, Aquaman's half-brother and another threat.

Wan is aiming for a 5 October release date next year. Momoa, Heard and Dafoe will all pop up in Justice League, due out on 17 November.

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