Willem Dafoe — best known to Comic book fans as the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man — has been spotted arriving on the set of Aquaman in Australia.
Plot details are still under wraps however Dafoe is set to play Nuidis Vulko, a trusted advisor to Aquaman and Atlantean politician in the film which has been described as a swashbuckling action adventure from director James Wan.
The photos captured by Chris Polson were shared on Twitter by the DC fan account Universo DC revealing the actor along with a photo captured via cell phone of an article from the Australian newspaper Courier-Mail which states that “80 support crew… on the [North Stradbroke] island for filming…”. You can check it out below.
— Universo DC (@UniversoDC1) May 11, 2017
Aquaman also stars Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Patrick Wilson as Aquaman’s villainous half-brother Orm Marius aka Ocean Master, Amber Heard as Mera, Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s father Thomas Curry, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta.
Aquaman is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on December 21, 2018 but Dafoe will make his debut in the DCEU later this year in the epic superhero team-up flick Justice League directed by Zack Snyder.
Justice Leauge stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielson as Queen Hippolyta, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon. Here’s the official synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.