Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is part of Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom- an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Aquaman. The movie is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 16, 2022
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is best known for portraying David Kane, the Black Manta in the DC Extended Universe superhero film Aquaman (2018), Bobby Seale in the Netflix historical legal drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) and Cal Abar in the HBO limited series Watchmen (2019). For the latter, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. He also starred in an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale and Black Mirror. After starring in the musical drama series The Get Down (2016–2017), broadcast on Netflix, Abdul-Mateen appeared in numerous films, including Baywatch (2017), The Greatest Showman (2017), Us (2019), and Candyman (2021).