The DC Universe is continuing to swallow up actors and actresses in their bid to give Marvel a run for their box office supremacy. The latest news coming out of the DC Extended Universe is the drafting of Amber Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis and wife to Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. The young actress will make her first appearance in 2017’s Justice League part one before appearing opposite Momoa for 2018’s Aquaman.
In comics, Mera is a fiery partner and fierce warrior who’s every bit the equal of Aquaman (though it’s a bit hard to imagine the diminutive Heard holding her own in a fight alongside Khal Drogo himself, but this is a movie). Beyond combat, the character offers some challenges for Heard. Assuming they stay true to the comics, Mera has a little bit of a mental instability, which may add some depth to the character. That would also fit right in with Zack Snyder’s super duper extra serious and dark DC Film Universe.
Heard herself tends to be a little bit more of an indie darling — her last role was a supporting turn in Oscar bait The Danish Girl — which makes the role of Mera an interesting departure for her. Of course, throughout her career, Heard has demonstrated a willingness to go out on a limb for a film role (ahem, Machete Kills).
Right now, all we know about Snyder’s Mera is that her costume is interesting. As Heard told ET, “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.”
More in News
Sophie Turner Quitting Acting
The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...April 17, 2019
Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child
Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...April 16, 2019
Wendy Williams Files for Divorce
Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...April 12, 2019
Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands
The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...April 11, 2019
Charles Van Doren Dead at 93
Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away. Advertisement According...April 10, 2019
Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022
The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...April 10, 2019