After months of speculation, Amber Heard (Zombieland, Drive Angry, The Danish Girl) has confirmed she will be playing Aquaman’s (Jason Momoa) wife Mera in the upcoming Justice League and Aquaman movies.
The actress is thus the latest in joining Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg in the DC Extended Universe.
Heard made the news official during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, where she also offered some intriguing tidbits about her costume. “It’s interesting. It’s like, half suit of armor, half scales. It’s strange … We’re in the process of building it now, so it’s coming along.”
Okay. From what the actress is saying here, it sounds like Mera's outfit will be a slight departure from what she usually wears in the comics (see the pic below), but it also sounds like it could be more in line with Jason Momoa's awesome Aquaman costume.
For those who aren’t too familiar with the DC Comics character, Mera is Arthur Curry’s (Aquaman) lady love and wife and the queen of Atlantis. Aquaman and Mera started on opposite sides, as they represented feuding factions of Atlanteans, but their union became a promise of a unified Atlantis. Awwww.
The fiery character, whose superpowers include the ability to control and solidify water, has made waves ever since her first appearance in Aquaman #11 in 1963. Introduced as the queen of the mysterious “Dimension Aqua,” Mera’s origin story was modified over the years where it was revealed she was an escapee from an extra-dimensional penal colony located in the Bermuda Triangle called Xebel, where a separatist group of Atlanteans had been banished, following a civil war that took place many years earlier.
While Zack Snyder will be helming The Justice League Part One, James Wan (Furious 7) will be sitting in the director’s chair for Aquaman, which is currently in “dual-track” development. This means that two separate scripts are being penned at the same time, with David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) working on one script and Kurt Johnstad (300) writing the other.
Shooting on Justice League is set to begin this upcoming April, with a Nov. 17, 2017, release date. Aquaman will splash into theaters on July 27, 2018.
(via Comic Book Resources)