Amber Heard will reportedly have a much bigger role as Mera in Zack Snyder’s Justice League than she did in the 2017 version.
Heard made her debut as the future queen of the oceans in the theatrical cut of the team-up film, before returning in a meatier part in the following year’s Aquaman. Her JL role was just a cameo, though, as she only appeared in a brief scene, in which she mostly spouted some exposition at Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry.
Her part will be expanded in the upcoming director’s cut, however, as we’ve heard from our sources – the same ones that told us that Jared Leto’s Joker would get a new look in the film, which is now confirmed – that the actress will have more scenes this time around. According to our intel, Mera will appear in some additional sequences set in Atlantis and this will presumably be where Willem Dafoe’s Vulkis will turn up, too, after he was removed from the Whedon cut.
More intriguingly, though, we’ve also heard that she’ll appear in the Knightmare scene. Snyder has confirmed that his JL will return to the dystopian future timeline established in Batman V Superman, with it likely that we’ll check in on how other characters have fared in this gloomy, Darkseid-controlled world. We’re hearing that Mera will feature here as she’ll have taken Aquaman’s position in the League as Arthur will be dead.
Of course, this all follows on from another recent report by Geekosity claiming that Heard’s role in Aquaman 2 will be increased from the first film, as Warner Bros. is looking to expand the heroine’s importance in the DCEU. Despite all the off-screen controversy surrounding her and ex-husband Johnny Depp, then, it looks like it’s not going to affect her superhero career.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will hit HBO Max sometime in the first half of 2021.