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Published On: Mon, Jan 25th, 2016

Amber Heard set to play Mera in ‘Justice League’ and ‘Aquaman’

Warner Bros have found their Queen of the Seas, Aquaman’s spouse Mera, as new reports point to Amber Heard being cast into DC comics cinematic universe.

aquaman-jason-momoa-in Batman v Superman Dawn of JusticeAccording to a report from VarietyThe Rum Diary and Drive Angry star Amber Heard is currently “in talks” to feature alongside Jason Momoa’s Aquaman as ‘Mera’. The site’s sources claim that she’ll first appear in Justice League (as previously rumored), before starring in James Wan’s solo Aquaman. film.

The director then shared Variety’s original article on his personal Facebook page, seemingly confirming the news for fans.

Variety notes that production on Justice League is set for April, “Heard would join an ensemble that already includes Momoa, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and Ezra Miller, all of whom are expected to make some sort of appearance in Dawn of Justice before reprising their roles in Justice League…”

“Production is set to begin this April with Zack Snyder directing from a script by Chris Terrio.”

The actress is more famous for being Johnny Depp’s wife than for her roles in Zombieland, Magic Mike XXL or The Danish Girl.

As a lead-up to Dawn of Justice, Warner has dropped some first looks at the new team, how they evolved from the comic books and what fans can expect. Check out the teaser clip below.

Aquaman’s real name is Arthur Curry as he is both a human and a god. As Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer at DC Comics, explained in the video, the under appreciated character struggles with two different identities. “He grows up not really feeling like he belongs in either world so he’s a man trapped between two worlds, but has a responsibility to protect both of them,” he said.

“He’s the only one that’s both human and he’s a god. I want to see him struggle with the fact that he has these powers and he doesn’t know how to handle them; he hasn’t been trained,” says Momoa of the character.

Justice League, Part 1 hits theaters November 17, 2017. Aquaman follows, landing the following summer on July 27, 2018.

 

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