Heard's first appearance as Mera appeared in Justice League, but she will make her real introduction in James Wan's Aquaman movie. In a new interview she reveals she was a little hesitant to enter the superhero movie world, but Zack Snyder managed to convince her with his pitch.
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She explains that it was really after diving into the comics that she understood why Mera was such a fantastic character.
"So I read the comic book and I remember being an adult woman sitting in a nail salon reading a comic book..A..that's kind of weird. B, I remember the first scene I read in this comic. Mera, my character, and her male counterpart Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, they are in the comic book version they've just saved the town from some aquatic disaster, hurricane or something to that effect, and as the townspeople and civilians are picking up pieces of their life they look and say it's Aquaman! They look to Mera and they're like 'who are you? Is that Aquawoman? And she stops what she's doing and she says 'I have my own name. I'm not Aquawoman. I have my own name. My name is Mera. And I was like (snaps), I can get behind that woman.
Aquaman stars Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Nicole Kidman (Queen Atlanna), Patrick Wilson (Orm/Ocean Master), Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko), Yahya
Aquaman sails into theaters December 21st.