It appears that Dolph Lundgren isn’t done with the DC Universe any time soon, as The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that he has joined James Wan’s Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa. He will be playing King Nereus of Xebel, who has his eyes set on Mera (Amber Heard) and wants to take down Momoa’s character.
This marks as the third baddie of the film, with both Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson) and Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) set to appear as well. The Rocky IV and Expendables star has recently been featured in the DC TV series Arrow on The CW as the recurring villain Konstantin Kovar in the flashbacks set in Russia.
James Wan’s Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa as the title character, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko and Patrick Wilson as Orm a.k.a. Ocean Master and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, with Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna and Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s father, is set to come out in theaters on December 21, 2018. The screenplay comes from Will Beall, with story by Wan and DC Films co-head Geoff Johns.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
10 Reasons Behind The ‘Aquaman’ Hype
If I went back in time five or 10 years and told myself that Black Panther and Aquaman would be my most anticipated superhero movies of 2018, I would have said, “Ahhhh!” because time traveling is freaky. But I would also have been quite surprised about the movies, too. The former I knew only in passing and the latter by the frequent jokes made about him. We here at Heroic Hollywood previously talked about what got us most excited about Black Panther. But we haven’t yet talked about the positive developments behind-the-scenes of Aquaman that have turned the film into an unexpectedly-anticipated blockbuster.
Aquaman is the next DCEU ready for production, gearing up for filming to begin in April in Australia. Of course, the character played by Jason Momoa, a Hawaiian of mixed descent, has already debuted in video and photographs in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad respectively. The king of Atlantis gets his proper introduction in Justice League, coming this November. But its his solo feature, directed by James Wan, that has really grabbed my imagination. The superhero’s story intertwines many great comic book and genre tropes, from the Shakespearan family drama to civilizational clashes to the tragic origin stories. He’s is the first big-screen water superhero. As fascinating as space is, I can’t help but be as fascinated more by the mysterious blue depths.
Here are 10 reasons the growing hype behind Aquaman is real. Click Next to start!