Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry is pretty busy in the Aquaman movie. In addition to battling his jealous brother Orm — a.k.a. Ocean Master — for control of the Atlantean throne, Aquaman will also be battling Black Manta, an armored sea pirate harboring a particularly nasty grudge.
But just who is Black Manta? Here’s everything you need to know about Black Manta, why he hates Aquaman so much and why he has one of the more convoluted origin stories in the DC Universe.
Watch the video above to hear from director James Wan why he went full comic book with the film!