A couple of months ago, word surfaced that DC hero Mera would be included in Warner Brothers’ upcoming movies based on the DC Comics stable of characters. According to those reports, the film version of Mera would be a warrior woman, comparable to Khaleesi on ‘Game of Thrones’ (played by Emilia Clark) and Furiosa in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (Charlize Theron). Mera will be introduced in ‘Justice League – Part One’ in November of 2017 before taking on a larger role in ‘Aquaman’ which will swim into theaters just a few months later in July 2018.
Now it seems that despite reports that WB was looking for a non-white performer to portray Mera, the latest word is that Mrs. Johnny Depp a.k.a. Amber Heard is the frontrunner to play the eventual Queen of Atlantis.
Heard is still in talks, so nothing has been finalized, but should she land the part, she will star opposite Jason Momoa who is due to make his film debut as Aquaman in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ in March.
Heard can currently be seen in the acclaimed film ‘The Danish Girl’ and previously appeared as a regular on the TV series ‘The Playboy Club’ and the films ‘Drive Angry’, ‘Machete Kills’, ‘Pineapple Express’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ opposite another future superhero Channing Tatum, the star of the upcoming ‘Gambit’.
As stated, Heard is married to screen giant Johnny Depp. The pair met on the set of the film ‘The Rum Diary.’
Mera possesses not only the power to breathe underwater and the requisite super strength and endurance, but also the ability to manipulate and solidify water.
‘Aquaman’ will be directed by James Wan. Currently, there are two separate scripts being worked on independently– one by David Leslie Johnson, who wrote ‘The Conjuring 2’ which Wan directed; one by Kurt Johnstad who wrote ‘300’ which was directed by Zack Snyder, who directed ‘Batman V Superman’ and is directing ‘Justice League’ and producing ‘Aquaman’.
‘Justice League- Part One’ is slated to begin shooting in April for release on November 17, 2017. ‘Aquaman’ is scheduled to arrive on July 27, 2018.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter