The Expendables star Dolph Lundgren is the latest to join the cast of Aquaman, Warner Brothers’ upcoming solo adventure for the title character, played by Jason Momoa, following a brief cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and a more prominent role in the ensemble movie, Justice League, which arrives in theaters later this year.
Lundgren will play King Nereus, the ruler of the kingdom of Xebel, who claims Aquaman’s love interest Mera (played by Amber Heard) as his own and wishes Aquaman dead.
Lundgren joins the aforementioned Momoa and Heard on the cast, as well as Nicole Kidman as the title character’s mother and Temuera Morrison as his father, Patrick Wilson as Aquaman’s half-brother Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, and Willem Dafoe as adviser and scientist Dr. Vulko.
In addition to the Expendables franchise, Lundgren is also known for his roles in Rocky IV as Drago, Masters of the Universe as He-Man, 1989’s The Punisher as Frank Castle, Universal Soldier, and more.
Aquaman will be directed by James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring, Furious 7), who tweeted about the casting:
And despite the description of Lundgren’s King Nereus wanting to kill Aquaman, Wan says the character isn’t a villain:
The plan is to begin filming the movie in Australia sometime next month, and it is currently scheduled for release in theaters on December 21st of next year.
For more on Aquaman, click right here. If interested, you can also head right here for more on the character in Justice League, including a trailer and teaser featuring Momoa as Aquaman.
[Source: Heat Vision]
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