As he did for a lot of the roles in the DC Extended Universe, Zack Snyder cast Amber Heard as Mera. After a brief scene in Justice League, she’ll be co-starring with Jason Momoa in Aquaman. In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Heard recalled what it was like when Snyder pitched her about the role.

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“I’m allergic to being the damsel, the two-dimensional archetype of what women are often limited to in this industry, especially in the superhero world,” Heard explained. “Zack got me at ‘warrior queen’. He said, ‘You get a sword and a crown,’ and I’m like, ‘Okay.'”

As Batman News exclusively reported last February, Amber Heard’s Mera is very much a co-lead in Aquaman. She’s not just playing a love interest.

We’ll get to see new footage of Heard in action as Mera next month. Aquaman director James Wan confirmed that the trailer will debut at San Diego Comic-Con.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly (June 2018)

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