Dolph Lundgren’s King Nereus will be a bit different in the upcoming Aquaman solo film than he is in the comics.
In an interview with Las Vegas Review Journal, Lundgren revealed King Nereus will actually be Mera’s (Amber Heard) father in the movie. In the comics, the two characters were set to be betrothed to one another, with Mera eventually falling in love with Aquaman instead.
“Basically, I try to keep the peace down there along with Amber Heard, who plays my daughter,” Lundgren said. “She’s trying to convince me to join the right side. Then you have Nicole Kidman as Aquaman’s mother. We’re trying to avoid war between the surface dwells and the people of Atlantis.”