It looks like Dolph Lundgren’s recent stint on Arrow has given him a taste for superheroics, because The Hollywood Reporter says he has just signed on to James Wan’s Aquaman. This will be Lundgren’s first role in a comic book movie since The Punisher in 1989, and this time he’ll be playing King Nereus, the ruler of an aquatic kingdom known as Xebel. That means he’s from the same place as Amber Heard’s Mera, and since the THR story says Lundgren’s character “claims Mera as his own,” that’ll probably make him yet another antagonist alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta and Patrick Wilson’s Ocean Master. Presumably, the idea behind throwing in this many villains is that it might discourage people from making fun of this incarnation of Aquaman, since he has to be pretty badass to take on an underwater Dolph Lundgren.
Aquaman is set to be released in December of 2018 after recently being pushed back.