Randall Park Joins Aquaman Cast During Reshoots

The Aquaman movie is currently undergoing some additional photography ahead of it release later this year, and director James Wan has taken to Twitter to announce a new addition to the cast with Randall Park (The Interview, Veep, and Fresh Off the Boat) as Dr. Stephen Shin.

First introduced in Geoff Johns’ seminal run on Aquaman, Dr. Shin is a marine biologist and friend of Aquaman’s human father, leading to him even helping Aquaman learn to use his abilities as a young man. Of all the people that live on the surface, he knows the most about Atlantis and its inhabitants. Park is set to appear in a Marvel Studios film this year as well, playing Jimmy Woo in the upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp.

The Aquaman cast also includes Jason Momoa (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League) as the titular King of Atlantis, with Amber Heard as his wife Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Ludi Lin as Murk, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, and Michael Beach as Jesse Kane.

Directed by James Wan from a script by Will Beall, Geoff Johns and Wan, the film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Rupert Gregson-Williams (Wonder Woman) will compose the music.

Aquaman opens on December 21 in theaters everywhere.

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