By AI Creative Media
Production of Aquaman is full speed ahead and raising the bar on villainous lineup. Right now, that list already includes Black Manta and Orn. And they will now be joined by Nereus, as Hollywood Reporter announced will be played by veteran Swedish action icon Dolph Lundgren. For some reason, this tells me that Lundgren’s recent appearance on Arrow was just a warm-up.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that “Lundgren will play King Nereus of the aquatic kingdom of Xebel, who claims Mera as his own and wants to kill Aquaman.” On Facebook, director James Wan was quick to point out that, “it’s different in my film. But nonetheless, he’ll be an awesome King Nereus, ruler of Xebel.” Whatever the, this raises the stakes yet again for Wan’s already mega-ambitious project.
Lundgren isn’t new to comic book adaptations and superhero films. In 1989, he played the anti-hero Frank Castle in ‘The Punisher’, while before that he portrayed He-Man in the 1987 sci-fi film Masters of the Universe. His role as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV however, remains one of his most iconic roles.
Momoa is playing the title character, while James Wan is sitting in the director’s chair. Willem Dafoe plays Aquaman’s adviser, scientist Dr. Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta; and Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s father.
Production is supposed to start on May in Australia and is set to be released in December of 2018.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) April 12, 2017