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The Aquaman Movie Wants to Crown Amber Heard as Queen of Atlantis

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Amber Heard is in talks to join the DC cinematic universe as Mera, the aquatic love interest of Aquaman. THR says her character would first appear in the Justice League movie before starring in Aquaman with Jason Momoa.

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If you don’t know Mera, she’s noteworthy for a few reasons: 1) she’s no damsel-in-distress, as she’s at least as much a warrior as Aquaman. 2) She can control water telekinetically, making her more useful than Aquaman on many occasions. 3) She’s not exactly an Atlantean in the comics, but comes from someplace called Dimension Aqua (although to be fair I’m not sure what her status is in the New 52). 4) She was Queen of Atlantis, having married Aquaman back in the early ‘80s until... 5) the marriage was annulled when DC switched to the New 52. (They’re still romantic partners, but they’re fornicating out of wedlock now, thanks to DC’s new “no marriage for heroes” policy.)

I gotta admit, if the DC movies turned regular old Aquaman’s costume into this:

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Then I’m super-excited to see what they do with this.

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angriergeek
Angrier Geek

Yes. Why? Because this is a godawful choice and I want this to continue being the full-blown shitshow it’s promising to become. As inspired as Marvel is in their casting, DC is proving to be totally uninspired. Skinny blonde model? Really?