Two months ago, we heard Amber Heard (Drive Angry, The Danish Girl) was in talks to play Mera — love interest of Aquaman and future queen of Atlantis — in Aquaman and both Justice League movies. Now she’s confirmed her casting in an interview with ET Online (video above).
The first Justice League film starts shooting next month, and director Zack Snyder has already been teasing the costumes, so interviewer Katie Krause asked Heard if she’s tried on her Mera costume yet. She has, and she attempted to describe it. “It’s interesting. It’s like, half suit of armor, half scales. It’s strange. It’s strange. We’re in the process of building it now, so it’s coming along.”
That armor/scales combo sounds like it’s going to be a good match for the attire of her love interest, Aquaman (Jason Momoa).
In the comics, Mera can control and solidify water. Her relationship with Aquaman is a bit, um, complicated, considering she was originally a prison escapee who intended to kill him until she fooled around and fell in love. Amber Heard just dodged a 10-year prison term in Australia for illegally importing Johnny Depp’s dogs, so she can probably relate with prison escapees. That was in the top ten silliest segues I’ve ever made to mention the illegal importation of Johnny Depp’s dogs, and I regret nothing.
Speaking of Johnny Depp, is there any chance Mera might need a fancy hat?
(Via ET Online)