Mera Might Be Recast For ‘Justice League’

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With all the drama surrounding Amber Heard right now, a little more has been added to the mix. Heard was supposed to do a costume fitting for her Justice League character, Mera, this week in London, but she never appeared. Producers apparently did not deem Heard as camera-ready for the role due to 20 lbs of weight loss from stress.

Heard was also supposed to appear in court this week but said she wasn’t going to be able to make it due to the costume fitting (which she ended up not attending either). Amber Heard is in a messy legal situation, as well as potential trouble with her Justice League role. It could very well be the case that Heard’s personal life forces her to drop out of Justice League, or producers won’t feel patient enough for her to become camera-ready.

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Source: TMZ

Leon Brill

Leon Brill

Leon Brill is a staff writer for Heroic Hollywood, superhero/comic enthusiast, gamer, and film lover.

  • razorstar90

    How about they just REBOOT

  • Nick

    Interesting headline choice

    • flavortang

      No, an interesting headline would be “Ben Affleck injured after he lights fart on a dare; Justice League filming delayed”.

  • Marquis de Sade

    This will give James Wan the perfect excuse to bow out of this doomed to fail mess that is dceu…This is why CBS has just announced that they hired him (Wan) to re-shoot their MACGYVER tv pilot for their Fall season.

    • Darthmanwe

      I hope you and I both live for another 5 years for me to see you eat these words. I’m especially hopeful with Aquaman after watching Conjuring 1 and 2.

  • flavortang

    It was exciting to hear that Mera was cast at all, but I’d be fine if the role were recast. It seems like Amber Heard’s casting would’ve been great for the comic version of Arthur Curry, but with Momoa in the role it seems like the DCEU’s Mera should mirror the new Aquaman.

    I’ve said it elsewhere but I think Sofia Boutella (Kingsman) would make a great Mera.

    • Not a chance

      I think that if the role of mera was to be recast, the role should be someone that is nonwhite to play the queen.

      • flavortang

        I was thinking that, too. The Momoa Aquaman doesn’t look like the comics version, but Heard’s Mera would. I was thinking someone more exotic like Sofia Boutella from Kingsmen would be an awesome choice. She has this regal stature to her but can also play fierce and extremely physical.

        • Not a chance

          I think sofia would make a good mera too, but I was also thinking Kristin Kreuk,I think she would be just as good as Sofia and a whole lot better than Heard

  • Derek Wiles

    I’ve been following that whole mess with Depp and from what I gather, she is money/ fame hungry. Re-cast please.

    • Not a chance

      I find it funny that she finally shut up to the media about all the things Johnny did or didn’t do to her during their marriage, Seems like she finally she had disappeared from the limelight after they cancelled her costume fitting stating that she lost weight due to “stress from her divorce” and they were talking about possibly recasting her role.

  • Nathan_12thMan

    TBH I didn’t love the casting in the first place, I feel like they could get a better actress, both in acting talent and physically. I agree with Flavortang that as white & blonde Aquaman’s wife she would be a good fit but as Jason Momoa’s versions wife she doesn’t look up to snuff. Give me a WOMAN, someone who can stand next to Momoa and look like his partner, his badass queen who holds her own, she looks like she could get in a fight with Wonder Woman and not lose within 5 seconds. Someone like say
    Katrina Law (Arrow, Spartacus War of the Damned). Someone who is tough, is physical, can hold their own in a fight and I wouldn’t mind if they tried to match the new Aquaman (Pacific Islander) with a non white non blonde actress as Mera.

    • AreTuda EDub

      I agree, I even feel like they should use Jason Momoa’s real life wife Lisa Bonnet. She already looks like an exotic Water Queen. And she would pass the chemistry test with the already cast Aquaman.

      • xxjinzaxx

        She exhibits that look. Good eye!

    • SAMURAI36

      This. I gotta say, I was a bit surprised when they announced this lily white actress, to stand alongside Mamoa. I never knew who she was in the first place, so there was nothing for me to attach to. I say recast the role, along the lines of what you stated.

  • unpaidpundit

    This is a sticky situation for Warner Bros. If Amber Heard is replaced, feminists might howl that she is being punished for accusing Johnny Depp of domestic violence. It does sound as though Warner has legitimate reasons for recasting. The show must go on.

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  • Technofied

    Cast emily blunt Or, Eva Green Already!!!!!!!

  • SEW89

    If they recast, Race doesn’t matter to me, but I would want an actress who is tall maybe taller than Gal Gadot. So like 5′ 10″ or 11″. Anyone know some good actresses that tall? I was thinking Olga Kurylenko. I think she is 5’10 and was in the running for WW.

    • SEW89

      I would also like to see Meagan Tandy have a shot. Loved her in teenwolf and she is tall and has played strong characters before.