DC Comics have a ton of movies lined up for their comic book properties and "Aquaman" is one of the next to go into production. Already cast in the movie is Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Patrick Wilson as his half-brother Orm. The Hollywood Reporter announced on Wednesday that "Aquaman" has now cast B-movie action legend Dolph Lundgren as a villain in the movie known as King Nereus.

Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus

Dolph Lundgren created a name for himself as one of the most bankable names in the era of straight-to-DVD action movies after his breakout role as Drago in "Rocky IV." Most recently, he returned for "The Expendables" movie series and has previous comic book movie experience playing The Punisher in the first of three movies based on the Marvel Comics character.

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Lundgren now returns for "Aquaman." Not much is known about the character that Lundgren will play, King Nereus of Xebel.

The character of Nereus does appear in DC Comics but is a brand new villain, debuting in 2013.

In the comics, he is part of a former group from Atlantis that Aquaman's wife Mera was once a part of. In the comics, he teams up with Aquaman's half-brother Orm (also known as Ocean Master) to try to take over Atlantis. In the movie's description of the character, King Nereus is said to rule over Xebel, someone who claims Mera for himself and vows to kill Aquaman.

The "Aquaman" movie

DC Comics fans will get to see Aquaman brought to life in the upcoming "Justice League" movie, where he teams up with Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Cyborg to try to save the world. Jason Momoa will then reprise the role in his own solo movie, directed by James Wan ("Furious 7"). Also signed for the movie are Patrick Wilson ("The Conjuring") as Orm, Amber Heard ("Drive Angry") as Mera, Willem Dafoe ("Spider-Man") as Aquaman's advisor, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ("Baywatch") as Black Manta.

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With Black Manta, Ocean Master, and now King Nereus, it seems that the "Aquaman" movie is throwing in a lot of villains, which is often worrisome when it comes to superhero movies.

However, James Wan has described "Aquaman" as being a "swashbuckling action-adventure" movie, which makes it sound quite exciting. He also mentioned the movie takes place after "Justice League," which means it won't be an origin story. Amber Heard will also appear in "Justice League," alongside Jason Momoa, so there will be little need for introductions of the main heroes in the new DC Comics movie. "Aquaman" is set for a Dec. 21, 2018, release date.