Dolph Lundgren joins “Aquaman”

Dolph Lundgren joins "Aquaman"

If Justice League (2017) sounds like a fiasco (which it actually sounds like one), all the eyes with hope are pointing at the coordinates of Aquaman (2018). The Internet and all kinds of rumors are not making any favor to Zack Snyder’s next epic feature, and seems that all Warner Bros. and DC Comics are working hard on covering their backs. After hiring a highly efficient director as James Wan is, have two first class actors like Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe, and bombing the media with the very cool images of Jason Momoa as the King of the Seas, the latest move of Aquaman (2018)’s producers is to touch the heart of the fans with the cast addition of horror action superstar Dolph Lundgren.

This marks the first time Lundgren plays a comic book character in the big screen since his homonymous role in The Punisher (1989) almost 30 years ago. Here he will be playing King Nereus, the ruler of an aquatic kingdom known as Xebel. Which means he is to expect to be one of the villains of the story.

Production is scheduled to start this same May in Australia, while the film is expected to come out in 2018’s Christmas season. Other names like Amber Heard, Temuera Morrison (who was Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)) or Patrick Wilson (a recurrent cast member in James Wan’s productions like The Conjuring (2013) or Insidious (2010)) complete the cast.

SPECIAL: SITGES 2016 – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalunya
Dolph Lundgren at the press conference presenting the film “Don’t kill it” in Sitges Film Festival 2016. Photo by Aina Riu

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