Amidst calls from fans for Warner Bros. to replace Amber Heard as Mera in DC’s Aquaman franchise, a concept design has put Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke into the role.
Amber Heard was originally cast as Mera in 2017’s Justice League before reprising the role in James Wan’s Aquaman in 2018. Following Heard’s recent trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp, in which she was found to have defamed the actor, fans have wanted to see her replaced in the DCEU.
One popular suggestion for a replacement as Mera has been Emilia Clarke, who famously portrayed Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Emilia Clarke Becomes Mera In ‘Aquaman 2’
Filming on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom wrapped at the end of last year, before the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial kicked off, although Heard’s continued role in the DCEU is now in question.
With Amber Heard’s future as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom in question, this concept design from artist “diamonddead” on Instagram imagines what Emilia Clarke could look like taking over the role.
Emilia Clarke has already shown she has what it takes to tackle a mega franchise, with appearances in Game of Thrones and Solo: A Star Wars Story. She is also set to appear in the MCU in the upcoming Disney Plus series Secret Invasion. A DCEU role would be another impressive notch on her belt.
Check out the new image of Emilia Clarke as Amber Heard’s Mera replacement in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom below:
While Amber Heard is officially still due to return as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, it’s possible DC could be considering recasting the role. Emilia Clarke previously appeared with Aquaman actor Jason Momoa in Game of Thrones, so could be well-placed to once again play his love interest in the DC series.
Next year’s The Flash is expected to shake up the DCEU’s continuity with a Multiverse-spanning and reality-altering plot. It’s possible this would open the door to Mera being recast. If so, Emilia Clarke would be a strong contender.
Here is the upcoming Aquaman sequel’s synopsis:
When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.
Directed by James Wan, the upcoming sequel stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Arthur Curry, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Vincent Regan as Atlan, Jani Zaho as Stingray, Indya Moore as Karshon, and Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbæk in an unknown role.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on March 17, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming DC sequel, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.