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Aquaman 2 star Dolph Lundgren teases “bigger role” as King Nereus in the Lost Kingdom

Aquaman 2 star Dolph Lundgren teases “bigger role” as King Nereus in the Lost Kingdom

Hollywood’s veteran star Dolph Lundgren will next be seen in Aquaman 2 and is happy he still remains relevant in the biz. In point of fact, the 64-year old Rocky IV actor has teased a bigger role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom as King Nereus.

Teasing glimpses from Aquaman 2 has so far assured more action-packed adventure featuring Jason Momoa‘s Arthur Curry alongside co-star Patrick Wilson‘s Orm. But it seems like Lundgren’s King Nereus will also get his fair share of prominent screen time in the upcoming Lost Kingdom. In an interview with Empire for March 2022 issue, The Expendables star addressed his recent role in the DCEU project and his appearance in 2018’s Aquaman.

“It meant a lot that the director believed in me,” he says. “It was like a new beginning. In the new one I have a bigger role and I really feel part of the team. I also like the fact that a lot of the fans are very, very young – their parents maybe weren’t even born when I did Rocky IV. It’s satisfying to feel relevant.”

Lundgren’s role in the first installment remained largely on the sidelines since the movie prioritized Aquaman and Mera’s (Amber Heard) screen time in their quest to find the trident and stop Orm’s conquest over the surface world. However, by the end – it’s evident that Nereus has accepted Arthur Curry as the King of Atlantis, so it will be interesting to see what part Mera’s father plays in the sequel.

Aquaman 2 from Director James Gunn may as well be the first few DC films to venture further into the outside world. In fact, the sequel was last filmed in Hawaii before announcing production wrap earlier this month.

Warner Bros. has so far kept much of the plot details for Aquaman 2 close to their vest. But a synopsis revealed last year in December confirmed a new threat that requires Arthur to take his brother’s aid:
“When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.”

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will arrive in theaters on December 16, 2022.

Source: Empire




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