In anticipation of Aquaman’s highly-awaited return to the silver screen, collectors are in for a treat as McFarlane Toys, in partnership with Entertainment Earth, unveils a stunning addition to their lineup of action figures. This time, it’s the aquatic superhero himself, Aquaman, portrayed by the charismatic Jason Momoa, in his upcoming cinematic appearance in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” But that’s not all – the villainous Black Manta also gets his own action figure. Fans can mark their calendars for a November release, just ahead of the sequel’s theatrical debut.
Standing tall at a commanding 12 inches, both the Aquaman and Black Manta figures come complete with a coveted collectible art card. On the reverse side of this card, fans can dive into a character biography, delving deeper into the lore behind these iconic characters.
The Aquaman figure showcases the hero clad in his striking black suit, a stark departure from the classic orange and green attire we’ve seen in the past. This new suit not only exudes an air of mystery but also boasts a scaly texture and an “A” belt buckle. It’s a clear departure from the past, signaling that Aquaman’s journey has taken an intriguing turn.
As for the Black Manta statue, it offers a fresh take on the iconic villain’s appearance. While the overall design echoes his menacing look from the first film, it’s been enhanced with a more metallic sheen, particularly in his distinctive helmet. And, of course, he’s armed with his own trident, a detail that fans will appreciate after catching a glimpse of it in the recently released trailer.
For those unfamiliar with their cinematic rivalry, Aquaman and Black Manta, or David Kane (played brilliantly by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), first clashed in the inaugural Aquaman film. Early on, Aquaman intervened to thwart Kane’s father and their gang of pirates from attacking a submarine. However, a fateful decision by Aquaman not to save Kane’s father set the stage for the villain’s burning desire for revenge. With the assistance of Atlantean technology courtesy of Orm (portrayed by Patrick Wilson), Kane transformed into Black Manta, driven by a relentless determination to exact vengeance upon the superhero.
Beyond being a sequel to the 2018 blockbuster, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” marks a significant milestone for DC Extended Universe (DCEU) fans. It’s set to be the final film within the DCEU, which began its cinematic journey with “Man of Steel” in 2013. Last year, the reins of DC Studios were handed over to James Gunn and Peter Safran, who have been diligently crafting a fresh DC Universe narrative, set to kick off with “Superman: Legacy” in 2025.
The McFarlane Toys Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom action figures are gearing up for their November release. In the meantime, you can quench your excitement by watching the new trailer. And as we eagerly await the film’s arrival in theaters on December 20, don’t miss the opportunity to feast your eyes on these exquisite collectibles, ensuring that the world of Aquaman lives on in your collection.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Action figures
What are the dimensions of the Aquaman and Black Manta action figures?
Both the Aquaman and Black Manta action figures stand at an impressive 12 inches tall, making them ideal for collectors who appreciate detailed and sizable figurines.
Do these action figures come with any additional collectibles?
Yes, each action figure includes a collectible art card. This card features a character biography on the reverse side, providing fans with more insight into the background and history of these iconic characters.
When can I expect these action figures to be available for purchase?
The release date for these McFarlane Toys Aquaman and Black Manta figures is set for November, giving fans ample time to secure these collectibles before the theatrical debut of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”
Can you tell me more about the new look of Aquaman’s suit?
Certainly! In this upcoming film, Aquaman sports a sleek black suit, a departure from the classic orange and green attire. The black suit boasts a textured, scaley design and features an “A” belt buckle, giving the character a fresh and enigmatic appearance.
What distinguishes the Black Manta action figure in terms of design?
The Black Manta action figure retains the menacing look that fans loved from the first movie. However, it has been enhanced with a more metallic appearance, particularly in the iconic helmet. Additionally, the figure includes the character’s trident, a detail that can be seen in the newly released trailer.
Is “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” the final film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU)?
Yes, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” marks a significant milestone as the final film within the DC Extended Universe. This cinematic universe, which began with “Man of Steel” in 2013, is set to undergo a transformation under the stewardship of James Gunn and Peter Safran, leading to a new DC Universe narrative starting with “Superman: Legacy” in 2025.
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