With Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice about to open in theaters in a little over two months, Zack Snyder will then turn to his next phase of the DC Comics Cinematic Universe’s development, the two-part Justice League movie. Of course, a lot of that hard casting work is already done for him with Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller and Jason Mamoa already set to move on from Dawn of Justice to Justice League, but what about all the supporting characters for those heroes? Well, Superman’s got his Lois Lane in Amy Adams, Wonder Woman’s got her Steve Trevor in Chris Pine, and in the case of Aquaman, it’s starting to look like he’s got his Mera in the person of Amber Heard.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment is in talks with Heard to appear as Mera in Justice League before joining Momoa in James Wan‘s Aquaman movie. In the comic books, Mera is an Atlantian, like Aquaman, who becomes his long-standing companion and wife. She was raised in Xebel, an Atlantian penal colony, with an insatiable hatred for Atlantis, at least until she came face-to-face with the King of Atlantis, Arthur Curry, AKA: Aquaman. Her powers include super-strength and the ability to form different objects using water by changing its density.
Interestingly, this would not be the first time that Mera has appeared in live-action; actress Elena Satine played Mera in a tenth season episode of Smallville. As for Heard, she’s recently appeared in The Danish Girl and Magic Mike XXL, and she’s also starred in movies like Drive Angry, The Stepfather remake, and All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. She might be slightly better known at this point though for being Mrs. Johnny Depp.
Justice League Part 1 is schedule to be in theaters on November 17, 2017; Aquaman, meanwhile, is set to open Jule 27. 2018.
Source: Geek Tyrant