Rumored for some time now, ET has confirmed that actress Amber Heard (Magic Mike XXL, Zombieland) has indeed been cast as Mera in the DC Cinematic Universe. Heard will be making her first appearance as the character in 2017’s The Justice League Part One, followed by the Aquaman feature film, starring along with Jason Momoa (playing the titular character).
The Queen of Atlantis (depending on the era, of course) was created by Jack Miller and Nick Cardy in September 1963, making her comic book debut in Aquaman #11. With powers rivaling Aquaman’s, Mera has been a part of the Red Lantern Corp, and more recently, Justice League United.
The DC Cinematic Universe gets revved into high gear on March 25th with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.