THE WIRE Actor Wants To Play BLACK MANTA, First Look at LEGENDS OF TOMORROW's VIXEN, More

Vixen in 'Legends of Tomorrow'
Vixen in 'Legends of Tomorrow'
Credit: CW

Yesterday it was reported that Black Manta would be the villain of the upcoming Aquaman solo movie. Just as quickly, a high-profile actor jumped on Twitter to express interest in the role - and this one might actually have a shot at it.

Michael K. Williams, best known for playing Omar on The Wireretweeted a fan suggestion that he be given the role, saying "Let's go!"

If Black Manta is indeed part of the Aquaman film, Williams's gravitas and pathos would lend some legitimacy to the silver age villain. Plus,it would be an upgrade for the actor after his first comic book movie experience - playing a bystander in 2008's Incredible Hulk.

Aquaman is due out in theaters July 27, 2018.
 

Vixen in 'Legends of Tomorrow'
Vixen in 'Legends of Tomorrow'
Credit: CW

First Look At LEGENDS OF TOMORROW's VIXEN

DC's Legends of Tomorrow's Justice Society will include Vixen - but not the Vixen we've seen before. Here's your first glimpse at the new version of the character - the modern Vixen's predecessor - played by Maisie Richardson-Sellers.

Though the modern Vixen was played by Megalyn Echikunwoke, who voices the character for CW Seed, in her appearance in Arrow, Echikunwoke was not available to play the character full time on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, necessitating the re-casting/reconfiguring of the role. Richardson-Sellers's Vixen does have a direct connection to the modern version - her character, Amaya Jiwe, is Mari McCabe's grandmother.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow season 2 premieres October 13.

 

Megatron in 'Transformers: The Last Knight'
Megatron in 'Transformers: The Last Knight'
Credit: Paramount

MEGATRON Gets A New Look For TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

Paramount has unveiled Megatron's new look for Transformers: The Last Knight, seen here (via i09).

Transformers: The Last Knight is due out in theaters June 23, 2017.

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