Emilia Clarke replaces Amber Heard as Mera in a new concept design that imagines the Game of Thrones star in Aquaman 2.
Despite Amber Heard confirming that she’ll reprise her role as Mera in Jason Momoa’s Aquaman 2, fans want to see another actress take over the DC Comics icon following the recent controversy involving her ex-husband Johnny Depp. The actor stepped down from his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the Warner Bros. series Fantastic Beasts after losing his libel battle against The Sun for branding him a “wife-beater.” Given the toxic nature of the marriage between the pair, certain fans want to see Heard hand the role over to another actress. One name that’s been suggested a number of times is Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.
A new piece of fan art from digital artist ‘valentinromeroart’ on Instagram gives Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke an updated version of the Mera outfit for Aquaman 2. Instead of the white locks she had as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series, Clarke is seen sporting red hair underneath a golden crown. The concept design also adds a blue tone to the green scale suit, which works well as a new costume. For now, it doesn’t look like Amber Heard will leave Aquaman 2, but if she does, Emilia Clarke would be an excellent replacement. Take a look at the artwork below.
What do you make of Emilia Clarke as Mera for Aquaman 2? Should Amber Heard be replaced in the role? Or should the sequel just jettison Mera completely? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Here’s the official synopsis for the first Aquaman movie featuring Amber Heard’s Mera:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-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 is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Emilia Clarke and Amber Heard, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exciting content!