Ludi Lin, who played the Black Ranger in the recent Power Rangers movie, has been cast in DC’s 2018 superhero film Aquaman.
According to Deadline, Lin will play Murk, the Commander of the Atlantian Royal Guard and leader of the Men-Of-War, the frontline army for Atlantis. He joins Jason Mamoa, who plays the titular role, which will be directed by James Wan (The Conjuring).
Murk is a relatively new character who first appeared in 2013 in Aquaman #17. He wascreated by Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier. While Murk is extremely loyal to Atlantis and its people, there have been numerous occasions where this complex character is untrusting and questions the loyalty of Aquaman and Aquaman’s wife Mera.
Lin joins Dolph Lungren, who plays King Nereus, along with The Get Down star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who plays Aquaman’s arch-nemesis Black Manta. Although it was originally slated for an October 2018 release, Aquaman has been pushed back and will now come out on December 21, 2018.