BLACK MANTA HELMET Prop Replica
“I’ll show you the same mercy you showed my father and gut you like the fish you are!” – Black Manta
In the movie Aquaman, character David Kane (as played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), charts a course for revenge after blaming the death of his father, Jesse Kane, on Atlantean hero, Aquaman. Using his technical expertise, coupled with Atlantean technology, David creates an advanced battle suit and helmet, with the goal of achieving vengeance against a formidable opponent. Thus “Black Manta” is born.
The Original Prop
The Black Manta suit was a combination of physical props and computer generated effects (CGI). Its striking design, although fearsome in countenance, presented some physical challenges for the cast and crew, namely restricted visibility and movement. For much of its screen time the helmet was entirely CGI, and when physical helmets were used, they were augmented with CGI in post-production.
Factory Entertainment commissioned the prop house that created the original physical prop to make an additional original helmet specially for this project. That first generation original was used to create molds and patterns for the prop replica production, ensuring the utmost accuracy.
Each DC Comics collectible is crafted from durable heavyweight fiberglass and is accented with ABS plastic, metal and polyresin parts. LED lighting and digital sound effects taken directly from the film have been incorporated into the replica to simulate the effects as seen in the film.
Each numbered, limited edition, museum-quality replica comes with a custom display stand incorporating the helmets lighting controls, an AC power supply, an individual metal plaque and certificate of authenticity. Limited to 250 pieces.
NOTE: Intended for display only. Cannot be worn.