Amber Heard may soon be a part of Warner Bros.’ DC Universe.
The actress has entered negotiations to take on the female lead in Aquaman, which will see James Wan directing Jason Momoa as the titular hero.
According to THR, Heard is in talks to play Mera, the eventual queen of Atlantis and Aquaman’s love interest. In the comics Aquaman saves Mera from a criminal known as Leron. They fall in love and marry, leading to a son named Arthur Curry, Jr., also known as, yep, Aquababy. Mera has the power to control big amounts of water, able to form “hard water” objects at will. She also has super strength and, as with Aquaman, can live under water.
If Heard does sign up for the role, she’ll first be seen playing Mera in The Justice League Part One, which will see DC’s major heroes forming a team in order to combat a threat beyond each member’s capabilities. Zack Snyder will be at the helm of the two Justice League pictures, the first of which will hit the U.S. on November 17, 2017. Aquaman will follow on July 27, 2018.
Warner Bros. is yet to comment on the potential casting, so it remains to be seen if Heard’s involvement moves past discussions. We’ll keep you informed.
Heard has a role in Tom Hooper’s Eddie Redmayne-starring drama The Danish Girl and will soon be seen leading London Fields, a mystery-thriller also starring Cara Delevingne, Theo James, Jaimie Alexander and Billy Bob Thornton.