From the “Italian Stallion” to the king of the Sea, Ivan Drago has someone new to “break” next year.
80’s action star Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, Masters of the Universe, The Expendables franchise) has been cast in a villainous role in Warner Bros.’ solo Aquaman movie for their DC Extended Universe. Lundgren is set to play King Nereus of Xebel, who wants to claim the heart of Atlantean Queen Mera (set to be played by Amber Heard in 2017’s Justice League) and kill Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman.
Comic book adaptations are not unfamiliar territory to the Swedish actor. He previously played the Marvel anti-hero Frank Castle in 1989’s The Punisher. Most recently, Lundgren appeared alongside fellow action movie veterans in Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables franchise and a straight-to-video sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Kindergarten Cop. Directed by James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring, Insidious), Aquaman will also star Nicole Kidman as Aquaman’s mother, Patrick Wilson as Aquaman’s villainous half-brother Orm, Willem Dafoe as scientist Dr. Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Aquaman’s arch enemy Black Manta, and Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s father.Aquaman is set for release on December 21st, 2018.
Jason Momoa’s aquatic hero will make his first full-fledged appearance in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, set for release on November 17th, 2017.