Exclusive: 'Chuck' enlists Dolph Lundgren

dolph-lundgren-on-chuckImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR Photos; Chris Haston/NBCThe Siberian Express is on a collision course with Chuck Bartowski. I’m talking, of course, about Rocky IV icon Dolph Lundgren, who has been tapped to guest-star in Chuck‘s season 4 premiere, sources confirm to me exclusively.

No details about the action figure’s character were available, but it’s safe to say Chuck bosses Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak aren’t going to miss out on a chance to make the 53-year-old a ruthless villain. Actually, it’s really safe in light of Schwartz’s latest tweet: “It’s true. Dolph [will] try and ‘break’ Chuck in Season 4 premiere.”

Funny story: This isn’t the first time the actor has played a role on Chuck. In March’s “Chuck vs. the Final Exam,” rogue FSB agent Anatoli Zevlovski’s alias was Ivan Drago — the name of Lundgren’s Russian boxer in Rocky IV.

Here’s a crazy thought: Maybe Lundgren is Mother Bartowski’s new husband, which would make him Chuck’s stepfather! That would be hilarious. (BTW, still no news on who’ll be playing Spy Mom B.)

In other Chuck casting news, Big Love creep Harry Dean Stanton is also confirmed to guest-star in the season premiere, titled “Chuck vs. the Anniversary.”

Thoughts? Liking what you’re hearing so far about Chuck season 4?

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  • Torchwood68

    Out frelling standing!

    • Aeryn

      It’s the dradest. ;-)

      • Kristina

        He’s still a good looking individual! RAWR!

    • jms

      Great news

    • harry

      frelling! finally after all these years it is catching on!

  • Heather

    Ha ha… that is so sweet! I’m so excited for the upcoming season!

  • Miss Dragon

    Catching up on Chuck season 3 in the UK. Loving it and loving all the season 4 news!

  • Wendy

    So excited for S4…but do you have any Chuck related SDCC scoop??

  • Riso

    I’ve heard Zachary Levi is having some kind of secret celeb Comic Con party…can you confirm? Are you going?

    • Zachary Levi

      It’s a SECRET

  • who cares

    crime stinks: the smell of penetration

  • Mike

    Awesome…except for the notion of Lundgren being Chuck’s stepfather. That is one of the stupidest storylines imaginable.

    • Lindsey

      I suppose it’d be possible, but for some reason, I don’t see that happening… Out of curiosity (because I can’t remember if they’ve mentioned it), did Chuck’s parents ever legally get divorced anyway? I was thinking she just left and don’t know if any papers were actually signed.

  • The Internet

    Mike… You are spot on with your assessment. Signed, The Internet.

  • Ambaryerno

    They MUST get Rutger Hauer now. No real reason, other than the fact it’s Rutger Effin’ Hauer.

    And the Hoff. He’s like the ultimate geek-cred casting choice, with the exception of Shatner.

    • maryb889

      Totally into the Rutger Hauer idea … not so much on the Hoff though …

  • Briana

    I can’t wait until the new season!

  • L

    Return of Anna Wu – http://weloveannawu.com/

  • Jen E.

    After an obsession with the first two seasons (that includes not only the US boxsets, but also the UK for earlier release date) I was sorely disappointed by the season 3 for which I campaigned so vehemently. I’m really hoping the show redeems itself in season 4 with better writing and more action. Maybe this is a start.

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    Cool, as a brand new Chuck fan I’m excited! I’ve already converted a couple new Chuck fans from the rest of my family! Long live Chuck!!!


    More retread actors, Fed & sch should have learned from Brandon Roth. The show needs fresh actors like Caseys daughter.

    • sam

      This is one of the reason why season 4 will be the last season. If they want people to give this show a chance, they need to stop getting the hasbeens. I’ll give this show 8 more episodes…tops, before they pull the plug

      • Irritated

        Pull the plug why? Because YOU don’t like how things are being done? Me thinks you’re one of those fans who are upset because their show got pulled and Chuck didn’t, even though it’s been on the bubble.

        I’ve watched Chuck since s1, and it’s never made any sense for the show to be on the bubble. Considering it’s one of NBC’s most steady shows. Not to mention it’s one of the most unique shows on television.

        I don’t mind the guest characters, as long as they bring a fresh storyline each episode. Which they do.

      • Melanie

        Totally agree with you, Irritated. Long live the Chuckster!

      • panda

        KEITH2TWIT: It’s already been confirmed that Casey’s daughter Alex will be a recurring guest star in S4
        sam: Obviously you are a moron who doesn’t understand the ingenious and subtle humor that are one of the best parts of Chuck. Most of the shows guest starts are pop culture references to things from, or having to do with the show and it’s characters. Perhaps you’d be better off watching some awful reality show or something that requires less of an IQ on Monday nights.

      • Jen R

        What.. this show has evolved since the first episode..it isn’t statgnent.. the same old same old.. getting sick of all the ncis, cop crime drama crap where the find a camel hair only indiginous to one area and find the guy.. how UNBELIEVBABLE can they get.. this is fresh and fun and a new turn at every corner.. if you don’t like the show..Watch something else and let us have our fun in peace

      • D_List

        Pop Culture references…. Alot of good that’s doing. That show can’t even afford a D list actor.Steady Ratings? You guys got a 1.8 HH without MNF. 8 episodes? I’ll give it 6. Just incase you weren’t paying attention, out of all the fall previews at NBC, Chuck is the only show not getting any type of promotion right now. Just like this article has the lowest number of comments out of all primetime related articles. Say bye bye Chuckie

      • Anna C.

        UGH people… complain all you want BUT just keep watching! Watch it for the commercials! Just keep watching so the rest of us who enjoy it will still havea show to look forward on Mondays.

  • Hannah

    Can’t wait to see the first episode !! Sounds AWESOME !! Seems like they are pulling out all the stops with the guest stars in the 4th season which should be “AWESOME”.

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