Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is all set to take the function of Surprise Man within the upcoming Disney+ collection of the identical title.
The New Orleans native has had roles in some main movies corresponding to Aquaman, The Matrix Resurrections, and Candyman. He’s additionally set to return to his function as Black Manta within the upcoming sequel Aquaman and The Misplaced Kingdom.
With such advanced characters already below his belt, the 36-year-old actor shouldn’t have any bother adapting to the acquainted function of taking part in a super-powered human. That stated, this can mark Yahya’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as his beforehand performed superheroes all fell below the scope of DC.
With the Surprise Man mission led by the director of the wildly profitable Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Destin Daniel, the collection is already off to begin. Co-producer of Hawkeye, Andrew Visitor, can even assist in writing the collection.
Earlier this 12 months, the Aquaman star spoke with Vulture about his time within the DCU, which he in comparison with “clown work,” because of the over-the-top nature of these roles.
“All the things ought to be about attending to the reality. However generally you bought to know which film or style you’re in,” he defined to the publication. “One thing like ‘Aquaman,’ that’s clown work. ‘Aquaman’ just isn’t ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7.’ You’ve got to recover from your self.”
Whereas Yahya clearly thinks much less critically of his roles within the DCU, whenever you examine these elements to his extremely highly effective performances in tasks just like the aforementioned Netflix Authentic, and even Candyman, it’s comprehensible why the actor feels this manner.
“With the intention to survive and to do it effectively, it’s important to play that sport after which be artful about whenever you need to shock the viewers, the director, or your self with a little bit little bit of, ‘Wow, I didn’t anticipate to see a Chekhovian factor or August Wilson and Aquaman, however I did,’” he continued.
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