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

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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

  • akemi

    after the flop that is Aquaman, amber can go bye bye, and not soon enough.

    • Truth

      I wouldn‘tbet that Aquaman flops. Ithas very low expectations and it couldsuprise to the upside. Just my 2 cents.

      • Mathhias Funcoot

        I’ll be damned, it was pretty good.

        • Romdude

          *spoiler* Ya the first scene with him pushing a sub out of the water cemented it. The world building was nice, the effects were nice, the battle was amazing, justice league and superman’s movies look half finished compared to this. Wish they had done this superman, not just blam, the farce that was superman vs dark knight. I’ll just watch Christopher Reeve’s version, I feel so bad for Henry Cavil, when I was watched him on Immortals, I thought he looked perfect for the part, instead they gave him a crappy story and Amy Adams very little material too to do with her character. What an unfortunate miss.

  • Truth

    Poor Depp fans still hoping that Amber somehow disappears. Lol
    She‘s on top of her career, waiting to become A list after Aquaman. Meanwhile
    Depp is loosing Disney contract and his career is in freefall. Lmfao

    • chaburchak

      I don’t know if I’d call the title role in the newest JK Rowling franchise “freefall”. And Amber Heard at the top of her career? Most people have no idea who she is, and those that do probably know her better as the one who crapped in Depp’s bed and blamed it on the dog…

      • Truth

        Depp catched Rowling cast before it was known that he lost Disney. That‘s why he started the psychological abuse against Heard some months ago.
        He diverted the attention away from Disney decision by attacking Ms. Heard with nonsense story about poo, beating him etc. to haveenough time to make sureheiscasted in Rowling‘s 3 installment.

        • chaburchak

          Wow, sounds like you’ve got it all figured out…

    • Embrace Uncertainty

      But, he’s got the music gig and perfume commercials. /s

      • Truth

        Lol, nice one.