Dolph Lundgren has joined the cast of Aquaman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
THR says Lundgren will play King Nereus of the aquatic kingdom of Xebel, who claims Mera as his own and wants to kill Aquaman.
Aquaman director James Wan confirmed the news on Twitter and welcomed Lundgren to the cast.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) April 12, 2017
Update: James Wan has chimed in again and says that Lundgren’s character is not quite a villain.
Not quite villain, but thank you :) https://t.co/LtqpcSanFL
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) April 13, 2017
Lundgren is probably best known for his role as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. He’s also been a part of The Expendables franchise, and has appeared on the DC Comics TV show Arrow.
Aquaman is scheduled to begin shooting in Australia in the next few weeks. It hits theaters on December 21, 2018.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter