In a report surfacing at THR today, Amber Heard, last seen in Magic Mike XXL and The Danish Girl, has entered into negotiations to play Mera opposite Jason Momoa’s Aquaman in both Zack Snyder’s Justice League and James Wan’s Aquaman.
Mera, the Queen of Atlantis, is probably the casting that Aquaman fans are most anxious about, so it will be interesting to see reactions to this news.
Aquaman is currently on a dual track development, with scripts written by both Kurt Johnstad (300: Rise of an Empire) and David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2).
Justice League is headed to theaters on November 17, 2017, while Aquaman is scheduled for a July 27, 2018 release.
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