Hollywood muscle man Dolph Lundgren is explaining to DCEU fans exactly how he will fit into James Wan's upcoming Aquaman.
Still in peak physical condition, it sounds like Dolph will be in a muscle-flexing competition with lead actor Jason Momoa. That being said, he won't be Arthur Curry's adversary like many first thought - no need to practice that Ivan Drago sneer then, Dolph.
The 60-year-old will join an all-star cast of Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Nicole Kidman, but little else is known about his role as King Nereus. However, speaking to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Lundgren revealed how his character could impact the origin movie.
"Basically, I try to keep the peace down there along with Amber Heard who plays my daughter. Then you have Nicole Kidman as Aquaman's mother. We're trying to avoid war between the surface and Atlantis."
So there we have it, Lundgren confirms he will be playing Mera's father instead of her lover. There had been plenty of speculation on whether Wan would stick with a comic book-accurate version of Nereus or continue to chop and change the source material.
In the pages of DC, Nereus was a rival to Arthur Curry and betrothed to Mera, leading to a bitter love tug of war before she eventually chose Aquaman. With such a big departure from the comics, it makes us question what else Wan will be changing.
It will certainly be an interesting dynamic to see Lundgren and Kidman trying to work together with their kids to save the underwater realms from the threat of human and nautical foes alike. However, should we be so easily convinced?
With Lundgren known for his villainous roles in the likes of Rocky IV, do his words actually cover up another bad guy twist in the movie?
With Aquaman due to dive into cinemas on December 21, we'll just have to wait and see.
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