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AQUAMAN (2018): Amber Heard To Play Female Lead

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Amber Heard will appear in Aquaman. Warner Bros. has added the The Danish Girl alum to the planned DC universe film to play a major role alongside star Jason Momoa, who will portray the titular hero.

Heard’s role, Mera, has been a significant presence in the comics on which the film is based since her first appearance in 1963. The character has traditionally been the object of Aquaman’s affections in addition to being the Queen of Atlantis, the protagonist’s undersea home. It is unknown how closely the movie will adhere to the comics’ portrayal of Mera, but the fact that it’s being spoken of as a leading role suggests the relationship between her and Aquaman will make it into the film.

Aquaman is not the only upcoming DC film that Heard will be appearing in however. In fact, her character is slated to make her on-screen debut in Justice League Part One. That film, which will be directed by Man Of Steel veteran Zack Snyder, starts shooting this year and will similarly feature Heard’s Aquaman co-star Jason Momoa as his DC universe character.

Momoa will make his first appearance as Aquaman in the highly-anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, set for release this March. His presence in that film will mark the first time the character has ever appeared in a live-action film, something that likely influenced the decision to introduce both Momoa and Heard’s characters in their respective DC universe debut films before the release of Aquaman.

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Source: Superherohype

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