Aquaman may have just found its Mera. Amber Heard, best known for her roles in Pineapple Express, The Danish Girl, and Magic Mike XXL, is reportedly in negotiations for the film’s lead role. The Hollywood Reporter states that the character is slated to first appear in 2017′s Justice League movie.
For those who haven’t read the comics, Mera is the queen of Atlantis and Aquamans longtime love interest and eventual wife. She’s able to control water and even create solid constructs using it. There isn’t an Aquaman movie without Mera, so it’s exciting to hear that there is an actress currently on the table.
Aquaman is currently slated for release on July 27, 2018 and will be directed by James Wan, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. Writers David Leslie Johnson and Kurt Johnstad are currently working on separate scripts.
We don’t have to wait until 2018 to meet the characters, however. Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder, hits theaters November 17, 2017.