Chinese actor Ludi Lin, who was recently seen playing the Black Ranger in Liongate’s “Power Rangers” reboot, has landed the role of Murk in Warner Bros.’ DC superhero film “Aquaman.”
Warners recently pushed the project back from its original release date in October to Dec. 21, 2018.
Aquaman’s trusted ally, Murk is the leader of the front-line army of Atlantis, known as the Men-of-War, according to the original comics.
James Wan is directing the movie, which features Jason Momoa in the title role. Momoa first appeared as Aquaman in Warner Bros.’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.”
“Aquaman” also features Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Willem Dafoe — who plays Aquaman’s adviser, Dr. Vulko. Momoa and Heard, who play love interests, will also appear in November’s “Justice League” alongside Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill in November of next year. Warner Bros.’ DC imprint is also releasing “Wonder Woman,” starring Gadot, in June.
“Gangster Squad” screenwriter Will Beal is writing the screenplay for “Aquaman” based off a treatment by Geoff Johns and Wan. Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing the film.
The role marks the first major casting for the up-and-comer Lin since “Power Rangers,” which bowed in March.
Lin is repped by CAA, Echelon Talent Management and Myman, Greenspan.