Dolph Lundgren has joined the cast of upcoming superhero movie Aquaman.
The hulking Swedish actor is no stranger to starring in fast-paced flicks and has become known for playing tough guys such as Gunner Jensen in The Expendables films.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dolph is set to flex his muscles once again in the Warner Bros. big-screen adaptation of the classic DC comic Aquaman, joining Jason Momoa as the title character, Amber Heard as the hero’s love interest Mera and Nicole Kidman as Aquaman’s mother, Queen Atlanna.
Dolph will portray the evil King Nereus of aquatic kingdom of Xebel, who claims Mera as his own and wants Aquaman dead.
Patrick Wilson will also play villain Orm Marius, aka Ocean Master, who is also the protagonist’s half-brother, and Willem Dafoe as Aquaman’s scientist adviser, Nuidis Vulko.
James Wan, who has previously helmed features like The Conjuring films and Furious 7, will be sitting in the director’s chair, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, and Rob Cowan acting as executive producers. Filming is scheduled to start in Australia next month (May17).
Plans for the movie were first announced in 2014 and the following year (15) James boarded the project as director as well as co-writer alongside names including Will Beall and Geoff Johns. Aquaman is slated for a December 2018 release.
Its cast can be seen in other ventures before then though; Jason has several projects out this year (17) alone including Justice League, which will mark his second outing as Aquaman and Amber’s first as her DC alter ego, while Nicole is currently in TV series Big Little Lies and has features like How to Talk to Girls at Parties out in 2017.