Much has been said about the villainous ensemble pulled together for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad – from Floyd Lawton/Deadshot to Captain Boomerang, Warner is running the gauntlet – but the one ensemble piece that is really piquing the interest of the DC faithful is that of Zack Snyder’s live-action Justice League movie.
Slated for a two-part release across 2017 and 2019, the hotly-anticipated epic will invert the traditional Marvel template by introducing a number of iconic superheroes, before spinning them out into standalone features thereafter. Such an approach will be applied to the likes of Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Green Lantern, though according to a new report unearthed by Heroic Hollywood, Diana Prince may not be the only heroine to feature in Snyder’s ensemble piece.
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Filed firmly in the rumor category for now, the outlet claims that Mera the Queen of Atlantis is on the verge of appearing in Justice League Part 1. Citing sources close to the DC feature, Heroic Hollywood notes that casting is currently underway on the film, which is due to ease into pre-production officially at the beginning of next year.
As a result, it’s logical that Warner Bros. would be casting the net in search of actors and indeed actresses to fill the nominal roles, but could Mera really be on of these left to fill?
For the uninitiated, she hails from Atlantis similarly to Jason Momoa’s King of the Seven, though her origins actually stretch back to the Dimension Aqua, an alternate plane of reality from which she fled. It’s only when she crosses over to the Earth dimension that she meets Momoa’s sea-king, and while her appearance in Justice League Part 1 is anything but a sure thing, including another character from the Aquaman-verse isn’t exactly outside the realm of possibility for DC or WB.
Justice League Part 1 is currently slated for a release on November 16, 2017, while Zack Snyder’s ensemble piece will conclude two years later with Part 2 on June 14, 2019.
Source: Heroic Hollywood