While Dolph Lundgren is probably still best know for his very early role as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, the performance has kept Lundgren working in Hollywood ever since. Having said that, a lot of the movies fall into the “direct to video movie you’ve never heard of” category. However, as it turns out, those projects can actually lead to much bigger jobs. Mike Mendez directed Dolph Lundgren in the recent movie Don’t Kill It and you probably didn’t even know that movie existed. However, Lundgren was apparently so great in the movie that Mendez felt a need to tell his friend James Wan about it, which put the actor’s name in Wan’s mind. Without this conversation, Wan seems to imply that he might never have considered Lundgren for the role of King Nereus.