We are excited to share this first exclusive actress Amber Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis, in the upcoming Justice League look.
The images and video below include both concept art for costume design Mera, as well as a production unit still – taken by the director Zack Snyder – Heard in full costume as Mera.
The short video is a reel concept art time lapse showing the progression of costume design for Queen Atlante and woman ofAquaman. (Michael Wilkinson is the costume designer on the JLA).
Justice League revolves around Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman attempting to form the titular team in order to battle the villainous alien threat Steppenwolf.
Their efforts bring them into contact with Jason Momoa’s Aquaman,Ezra Miller’s The Flash, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, but Justice League will also serve to further introduce us to Aquaman’s world by also featuring the comics character Mera, played by Heard.
While the actress has a much larger role to play in Aquaman, which starts filming next year under the direction of Furious 7 helmer James Wan, she makes her debut in Justice League and her costume is looking mighty formidable.
In the comics, the character of Mera served as the Queen of Atlantis and husband of Aquaman, carrying the ability to form “hard water” objects.
One imagines Mera’s role in Justice Leagueinvolves introducing us to the underwater world of Aquaman, and it’ll certainly be interesting to see how Snyder plans to visualize Atlantis and an entire underwater environment.
For now, this first look at Mera is enticing, if a bit early. Justice League doesn’t open in theaters until November 17, 2017, but it wrapped filming this past weekend and Warner Bros. seems eager to show off its legion of characters.
Here’s hoping the film doesn’t feel stale by the time we actually get to see it next year—maybe don’t put a big villain reveal in the trailers like with Batman v Superman and Doomsday?
Mera is expected to play a supporting role in Justice League and have a much more prominent role in the upcoming Aquaman movie to be directed by James Wan.