This Is Why Amber Heard Nearly Passed On ‘Aquaman’ Role

Aquaman star Amber Heard recently revealed why she almost passed on the role of Mera in the DC Extended Universe.

Amber Heard made her debut as Mera in 2017’s Justice League and fans seemed to warm to the character even though she had very little to do in the film. The character appeared for only a few brief moments to speak with Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), a.k.a. Aquaman, and also had a brief tussle with Steppenwolf in Atlantis.

Arthur’s subplot was notoriously cut down in the theatrical cut of Justice League but if you need that Aquaman fix, no worries because he and Mera will be headed to the big screen this December for the DC Extended Universe’s biggest adventure yet. Heard was recently speaking with Entertainment Tonight and she revealed that she almost turned down the role of Mera. This is what the actress had to say about nearly skipping out on the DCEU.

“Zack Snyder and I spoke on the phone and I didn’t really think a comic book world would be something that would be appropriate for me. I didn’t really, Knowing nothing about the comic book world, knowing nothing about the universe, I didn’t really have any reason to feel like that would resonate with my sensibilities or my core principles.

I had a limited experience, or limited exposure, to women in that world and then he explained this badass, kickass warrior queen to me and then I thought, again, ‘Sword and a crown, okay.'”

Given the past history of superhero love interests who have worked more as plot devices instead of full-on characters, Heard’s initial trepidation makes sense. Thankfully, during much of the press for Aquaman, Heard has made it very well known that Mera will not be just another superhero love interest and instead a superhero in her own right.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Aquaman as soon as more information becomes available. What excites you the most about Aquaman? Will you be there opening night when the film hits theaters this December? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

Source: Entertainment Tonight