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First Look: Badass Photos from Dolph Lundgren's Icarus

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April 11, 2009
Source: Quiet Earth

First Look: Badass Photos from Dolph Lundgren's Icarus

Even at 51 years old, former Frank Castle and Swedish martial arts actor Dolph Lundgren is still going strong, still making movies. Although he's set to appear in Stallone's Expendables, Lundgren is finishing work on a project called Icarus first, a film that he not only stars in but is also directing. Sure, this could probably be categorized as a B-movie, but considering we haven't really seen Lundgren in a big action movie in, well, quite a long time, it's great (or maybe it's not) to see him showing up in the news yet again. The plot is pretty bland and unoriginal, but these photos (via Quiet Earth) actually look pretty damn cool.

"Everyone knows him as a divorced father working for an investment company. But, there is a dark side to this mild mannered man. Icarus (Dolph Lundgren) is at his best when he was killing people."

Dolph Lundgren's Icarus Photos

Dolph Lundgren's Icarus Photos

Dolph Lundgren's Icarus Photos

Dolph Lundgren's Icarus Photos

Dolph Lundgren's Icarus Photos

Dolph Lundgren's Icarus Photos

Dolph Lundgren's Icarus Photos

"For years, Icarus actually worked as a sleeper agent in America, but when the Soviet Empire collapsed, he found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to break from his dark past, he starts over with a new identity. But you can only escape your past for so long." And of course, your past will catch up to you, then go after your wife and daughter, and you have to kick their ass before they kill everyone. Does anyone else want to watch Rocky IV or Universal Soldier or Masters of the Universe after looking at these? It's good to have Lundgren back, but he'll never be as great as he was back then. Thoughts?

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  • CMF
    Actually Dolph's getting better and better since he's been directing his own films ("The Defender", "The Mechanik" and "Missionary Man" are little gems of low budget independent action pictures). Before ICARUS and THE EXPENDABLES, Dolph will also kick and rock in COMMAND PERFORMANCE!
  • David
    Reminds me of a crazy version "History of Violence".
  • Nice list CMF. Looks like I am going to have to get back into Lundgren films again. I will probably see this film as well.
  • jason
    You know, he would probably do really well if he got into television. He might want to try that. Like, if they ever made a show about the Russian mafia. Soft of like the Sopranos, but with Russians.
  • Spider
    "It's good to have Lundgren back, but he'll never be as great as he was back then." Are you sure, Alex??? You know, the same was once said of Mickey Rourke, Sly Stallone, and even Robert Downey Jr! And the rest was freakin' history! Remember when Jean-Claude Van Damme was ragged and doubted on until "JCVD" was released. Sure, he didn't win an Oscar. The flick wasn't a big hit at all! Yet, it re-established his cred and respect from fans and the industry and the press was all over it! So, yes I strongly disagree with that last quote. I, as well as, many many others believe Dolph Lundgren can still be as great, if not greater than he's ever been! If it worked for everyone mentioned above, why the hell not for him too???
  • CMF
    Dolph actually described "Icarus" as kind of like "Leon" (The Professional) meets "History of Violence" (other than Eastwood he really likes Cronenberg). The "Russian Sopranos", I like it!
  • zubzwank
    I think Lundgren's greatest role was when he was unrecognizable as the preacher in Johnny Mnemonic.
  • CMF
    "And who is this, lost soul, this sinner unrepentant?!" "Halt sinners!" "Come to Jesus!" "He's made you the vessel of HIS mercy and I am the vessel of HIS Wrath" Street Peacher a.k.a. Dolph Lundgren's Academy Award performance
  • 9001
    I love the conveniently placed desk and flowers in the 5th image. This movie just looks like a typical action flick, though Dolph's performance could put it above others.
  • Blue Silver
    This movie has the potential to thrust Dolph Lundgren back into the limelight. It is about time he gets his due! I'm looking forward to his new movie, "Command Performance"! ****Kudos to Firstshowing.net for covering Dolph Lundgren and his cinematic accomplishments!
  • Pickle
    I liked 'I Come In Peace' from 1990. Great film and Dolph was pretty good in it. I just hope it gets a long awaited DVD release! Lundgren's 'Blackjack' was also a cool movie! Dolph is tha man!
  • Squiggly
    I think he looks better now that he's got some wrinkles and wear and tear on him. I never really took him seriously when he was younger cause he just doesn't look grizzled enough to pull off stuff like the Punisher or a boxer or any kind of fighter. I always considered him to be more a B or C list action guy, but having seen photos of his recently, and now these, he just looks like he's grown into that sort of role now... I can see him kicking the crap out of someone now, where before I just couldn't take it seriously. Maybe his time has finally come.
  • werdnafaz
    If he dies he dies!
  • kaaskyker
    Lungren appears alot on South African TV with his Silversands Casino ads. Good to see the oldies making comebacks.
  • CMF
    Silversands Casino ads with Dolph are you sure? I never heard of those?!
  • Fisherr
    Lungren is simply badass i am glad of seeing him back in business.I would also love to see him as Duke Nukem:The Movie,I believe he was born for Duke. "It's time to kick some ass and chew bubble gum,I am all outta gum!"
  • Second the last photo, look at the blast from the pistol. It looks like someone drew that in. The pictures don't seem to bad besides that one however. We'll have to wait for the trailer
  • The team at Movieset.com noticed that you guys have got a first look at our exclusive Dolph/Icarus Content. If you wanna see more of these please visit our site. We got the freshest Icarus Content on the web right now, as we are on Set with Dolph (Latest News, Behind the Scenes Videos and Stills) Check it out all out: http://www.movieset.com/icarus/ (Updated Everyday) Special Dolph Interview: Ever wanted to ask Dolph something that you cannot find on his fansite, or in any past interview, something really specific to you? Well, here's your chance! MovieSet.com is bringing you an Exclusive Interview with the Dolph himself and we want you to let us know anything that you REALLY wanna ask him. Hit us up with any Dolph questions at: feedback@movieset.com Cheers, The MovieSet Team P.S. A link to our site would be greatly appreciated somewhere in the post.
  • Bruce Darren Acosta
    There could some new martial artist would become actors to star aloneside Dolph Lundgren in a straight to DVD movie someone like Mitt Lenix who will be doing Slums 13. I think that Mitt Lenix should work with Dolph Lundgren in a new action film City Justice and maybe Daniel Bernhardt and other MMA fighters could do a movie together. This could a good for Mitt Lenix and Dolph Lundgren. Thank you. BRUCE ACOSTA AUSTRALIA.
  • CMF
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