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AQUAMAN (2018): Nicole Kidman Eyed For Atlanna

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Nicole Kidman In Running To Play Atlanna In Aquaman

Academy Award-nominated Moulin Rouge! star Nicole Kidman is in the middle of negotiations to play Atlanna in Warner Bros‘ upcoming superhero film Aquaman.

Atlanna, of course, is known to fans of the comics that the movie is based on as the mother of the title character, having been first introduced in 1959 and appearing since then. It is unknown if Kidman is in competition with anyone for the role, but it is also reported that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II of The Get Down fame is under consideration for the role of Black Manta, one of the undersea superhero’s many opponents.

Others cast in the DC Comics feature are Jason Momoa as the eponymous Atlantean, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, and Amber Heard as another prominent female, Atlantean Queen Mera. Reprising his directorial duties from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is Zack Snyder.

Per Superherohype, the source of this story:

While the character’s origins have shifted a bit over the years Atlanna made her comic book debut in a flashback tale in 1959’s Adventure Comics #260. Initially, Atlanna — an Atlantean who fell in love with a human, Tom Curry — was depicted as having died before Aquaman came into prominence as a hero. In the modern New 52 continuity, however, Atlanna is a significantly more prominent character and faked her death in an effort to escape Atlantis’ oppressive rule.

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