A behind-the-scenes photo from James Wan’s Aquaman has surfaced online, giving fans an incredible look at Amber Heard as Mera for the DC Comics movie.
After her brief introduction in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Amber Heard took center stage with Jason Momoa in Aquaman. Amber Heard led Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry on a journey to the Kingdom of Atlantis and beyond in the swashbuckling action-adventure, guiding the reluctant hero on his quest for the Trident of Atlan, and helping him accept his role as the King of Atlantis. Ultimately, Amber Heard’s Mera proved to be key to Aquaman’s success in stopping his villainous half-brother Orm (played by Patrick Wilson) from waging a war on the surface world.
For her role as Mera, Amber Heard trained under the guidance of Li Jing Wushu, one of the world’s leading female martial arts experts and top Hollywood stunt performers. The actress trained rigorously for four to five times a week. The workouts were handled with ease due to Amber Heard’s dedication, with one of her trainers calling her a “true athlete.”
Check out the behind-the-scenes look at Amber Heard as Mera for Aquaman below.
An Aquaman sequel is currently in development at Warner Brothers, with Amber Heard expected to return as Mera. Scheduled to be released in theaters on December 16, 2022, Aquaman 2 is being written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, one of the writers behind the hero’s first cinematic solo outing. James Wan is expected to return to the director’s chair after he completes a horror project for New Line Cinema.
Amber Heard made her debut as Mera in Zack Snyder’s DC Comics team-up movie Justice League before reprising the role in Aquaman, which was directed by James Wan. Aquaman earned $1.147 billion at the worldwide box office, a figure that makes it highest-grossing DC Comics movie of all time.
For now, fans can see Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman. Here is the official synopsis:
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 is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. Stay tuned for the latest news on Amber Heard, Aquaman 2 and the future of the DC Extended Universe.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.