Dolph Lundgren has been cast as King Nereus Of Xebel. Dolph Lundgren probably most know for his role as Ivan Drago in Rocky for has signed on to play King Nereus in the 2018 Aquaman movie set to release after Justice League that is coming out in November of this year.
King Nereus is a relatively new character introduced in DC comics in 2013. His character is described as a fearsome warrior who takes no prisoners. Nereus comes along and calms Aquaman’s wife Mera as his own and when he can not because, she is married to Aquaman he is angered and swears to kill Aquaman. Now with his movie already jammed packed with classic Aquaman villains like Black Manta (who is universally known as Aquaman’s archenemy. Similar to how The Joker is Batman’s archenemy) and Ocean Master who is Aquaman’s half brother. I personally don’t know how he will fit in the story but I’m excited to see.
Dolph Lundgren who was an action icon back in the 80’s and early 90’s is as of late making a career resurgence with acting credits in things such as The Expendables franchise, Hail, Caesar!, Arrow, and the Imagine Dragons music video “Believer”. So this is a very big break for Lundgren.
Aquaman is shaping up to have an amazing cast behind it. With Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera Aquaman’s Wife and second in command, Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe as Vulko who is and advisor to Aquaman, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master who is Aquaman’s evil half brother who wants the crown of Atlantis, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta who is Aquaman’s archenemy, and Golden Globe and Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna Aquaman’s mother and Temuera Morrison most know for playing Jango Fett in the Star Wars prequels was casted has Aquaman’s human father. James Wan is directing the film.
As an Aquaman fan, I am super excited so far with what I’m seeing when it comes to casting and production. Aquaman has been my favorite superhero since I was 6 years old so to see him on the big screen will be a great joy, plus the fact that Aquaman is now Polynesian is a cool bonus as well.