Newswire: Third Watch’s Michael Beach lands key role in Aquaman

Third Watch star Michael Beach has been cast as a character named Jesse Kane in Aquaman—at least that’s the official story Warner Bros. is telling, according to Deadline. Kane is reportedly a “high-seas hijacker” who has a “fateful interaction with Aquaman” in James Wan’s film. But, as Deadline points out, speculation has been going around for a while now that Beach could be the dad of villain Black Manta, who is being portrayed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. And Beach has not done much to dissuade that theory’s supporters, posting a cryptic message on Twitter.

Yes or No … correct! https://t.co/khOOAPjSMa

— Michael Beach (@MikeABeach) May 24, 2017

Of course, Beach could just be having a bit of fun—or this could be a “John Harrison” situation all over again. According to some Aquaman lore, the death of Black Manta’s father is crucial to his …

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