Amber Heard reportedly in talks to join casts of Justice League, Aquaman

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Justice League character Aquaman’s movie debut is forthcoming, and so is that of his undersea queen, Mera. Warner Bros. is reportedly looking to Amber Heard to potentially take the role, with talks underway, according to Variety.

While Aquaman (played by Jason Momoa) is expected to join the DC Comics film franchise in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Variety sources say that Heard’s character wouldn’t emerge until Justice League, which is set to hit theaters in late 2017. The actress would also appear in Aquaman, another franchise installment, due out in 2018.

Justice League features an ensemble cast that includes Momoa, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, and Ezra Miller, a group that is also expected to appear in Dawn of Justice. Aquaman, on the other hand, will be a standalone film, and therefore we’d expect Heard to have a bigger role in it than in Justice League, assuming she is officially cast in the movie franchise. In the comics, Mera goes from being Aquaman’s love interest to his wife. The two don’t exactly have a straightforward happily ever after, so it’ll be interesting to see how their relationship is portrayed in the films.

Heard isn’t known for superhero films. Her filmography is extremely varied, with 2015 alone including roles in Magic Mike XXLThe Adderall Diaries, and The Danish Girl. She has starred in The Rum DiaryPineapple Express, and Friday Night Lights as well, among others.

Should Heard appear in Justice League, she’ll be directed by Zack Snyder. The filmmaker also helmed Dawn of Justice, which will open in theaters on March 25. Aquaman is set to be directed by James Wan (Furious 7), and a team of three writers has reportedly been working on the script, including David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans, Orphan), Will Beall (Gangster Squad), and Kurt Johnstad (300300: Rise of an Empire).

Justice League is set for release on November 17, 2017.

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