With Justice League: Part One slated to start pre-production mid January next year, casting should get underway soon for the team up movie featuring DC’s biggest heroes.
Got a hot tip yesterday from talent agency sources seeking background on a specific character. It seems like Wonder Woman won’t be the only heroine featured in the ensemble film. According to my guys, Mera the Queen of Atlantis will be making her cinematic debut in the Justice League film!
Now I previously thought that she would be seen first in the standalone Aquaman film that drops in 2018, however it makes sense to feature her in Justice League: Part One. Again, attention to detail, I said featured in the Warner Bros. film, as I’m not sure yet if she is going to be one of the members of the team.
I’m told Mera is considered the Khaleesi of the sea and Aquaman’s true love. In the comics, Aquaman as a title in every incarnation had courtly intrigue Game Of Thrones style stuff fighting over the throne. Mera and Aquaman represent feuding factions of Atlanteans and their marriage is the promise of a united Atlantis. The big takeaway is that they’re a power duo with a fiery relationship. Mera has been mind controlled against Aquaman or turned against him on multiple occasions. He’s been forced to choose between her and his child.
Definitely a bold move by Zack Snyder to feature her in Justice League: Part One. We will be monitoring the casting to see who they bag to play Mera. Who do you guys see as the Khalessi of the sea? Chime in your casting choices in the comments, and stay tuned for more news regarding the DC Extended Universe!
Justice League: Part One will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017. Aquaman will be released in theaters a year later on July 27, 2018.