Chinese actor Ludi Lin is set to play a different hero on the big screen.
The 29-year-old star, who played Black Ranger in the “Power Rangers” reboot earlier this year, has landed the role of Murk in the DC superhero film “Aquaman”. This marks his 2nd major gig and he will be starring opposite Jason Mamoa in the James Wan-directed movie.
Created by writer Geoff Johns and artist Paul Pelletier in 2013, Murk is best known as a trusted ally of Aquaman. He is also the leader of the Men-of-War, Atlantis’ front-line army. As the underwater kingdom’s first line of defence, Murk is originally loyal to Aquaman’s brother, Orm the Ocean Master, but later pledge his allegiance to Aquaman.
Although Murk has no unique powers, he does possess the abilities of a standard Atlantean: strength and agility. Thanks to his military training, he’s also more deadly than your average citizen of Atlantis. It’ll be interesting to see if Lin will undergo a transformation to look more like the grizzled warrior in the comics.
Aside from Momoa and Lin, the star-studded cast includes Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm aka Ocean Master, and Nicole Kidman together with Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s parents.
Aquaman will be appearing in “Justice League”, which comes out on 17th November 2017, followed by his solo movie on 21st December 2018.