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Justice League – First look at Amber Heard as Mera

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Justice League Mera

It’s all or nothing at this point for Warner Bros. and DC Comics with their cinematic superhero universe. It’s not as if their films haven’t been financially successful so far, but they’ve taken a critical bludgeoning at the box office thanks to rampant studio inteference and an unclear direction. Justice League on the other hand, is looking to change all that. Zack Snyder’s big team-up movie is going to feature all manner of heroes, from brutal billionaires who get confused for owls through to titanc tsunami crushers of the deep.

And a few supporting characters added to the mix as well. IGN revealed the first look at Aquaman’s greatest ally, as Amber Heard suited up in some regal armour for a smackdown:

Justice League Mera

And here’s some concept art of her design by Ian Joyner via io9:

Justice League Mera

Damn, that looks utterly fantastic. Say what you like about Snyder, but his production usually includes some utterly fantastic costume design. In the DC Comics source material, Mera happens to be the wife of Aquaman and queen of Atlantis. She’s also a formidable fighter, able to match blows with heavyweight foes thanks to her unique biology that allows her to survive the crushing pressure of the ocean depths.

But it’s her skill with Hydrokinesis that really makes her dangerous. Mera can increase the density of water around her, essentially hardening it and reshaping it into various combat-effective shapes which she can smash into enemies. She’s basically a waterbender then. Anyway, that’s a fantastic first look at the Atlantean queen, although don’t expect her to have too much of a role to play in Justice League.

Amber Heard’s Mera will however, be far more prominent in James Wan’s Aquaman movie, which kicks off filming next year. As for Justice League, that’s currently still on track for a November 2017 release. And hopefully it doesn’t blow its reveal load before then with too much hype this time. Nothing wrong with keeping a few of those reveals secret, ya dig?

Last Updated: October 13, 2016

22 Comments

  1. I suppose as long as Aquaman doesn’t get romantically involved and then divorce her everything will be fine.

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    • miaau

      October 13, 2016 at 10:08

      Sequel

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  2. miaau

    October 13, 2016 at 10:06

    I watched Suicide Squad. What a fun, great movie.

    I understand a little bit of the criticism around, say, Deadshot or The Joker, but overall, I enjoyed the movie. It was fast paced, fun, with nice elements of humour sprinkled around.

    Keep that tone and semi-lighthearted and I think this could work.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 13, 2016 at 10:29

      I feel exactly the same way about it.

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      • Dungeon of JJ

        October 13, 2016 at 10:41

        You feel wrong! 😛

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 13, 2016 at 10:52

          THEN STOP TOUCHING ME!

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          • Dungeon of JJ

            October 13, 2016 at 11:24

            I WILL NOT!

          • miaau

            October 13, 2016 at 11:59

            As i stated, you are not touching him.

            See a doctor about the phantom touching, should you

          • miaau

            October 13, 2016 at 11:59

            Yeah, um, no one is touching you.

            See a doctor about the phantom touching, you should

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 13, 2016 at 12:35

            Coming from someone talking like a phantom Yoda…

      • miaau

        October 13, 2016 at 12:01

        I think the trick is to not have preconceived thoughts about it

        For example, I hate Galaxy Quest, I think primarily because my friends built it up big time, so big it could not match that level of expectation. Or it was just a kak movie, with some interesting plot points.

        Read Bimbo’s of the Death sun (old book, written about events at a Comic Con type thing). It is awesome and far better explains the whole scene, for me at least.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 13, 2016 at 12:42

          I have a simple rule when it comes to comic book movies now – I don’t read any of the endless, breathless articles beforehand or listen to anyone who calls themselves a comic book fan.

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    • Dungeon of JJ

      October 13, 2016 at 10:44

      I didn’t like it. It was all kinds of generic and cliché to me. But I know other people liked it, and I understand that. The Joker though….that wasn’t the Joker.

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      • miaau

        October 13, 2016 at 11:58

        Yeah, but he did not spoil the movie as a whole, at all.

        A good amount of crazy, but somehow not menacing.

        Also, I can see why Margot Robbie (Harley) was upset at the costume choice AND I hear she refused to wear the first draft. Higher than the one in the movie, the mind speculates. No boggling.

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        • Dungeon of JJ

          October 13, 2016 at 15:06

          Harley was just “place ass here for cheap attention” a little too often for me, and that took the soul out of the movie. Nothing wrong with using sexuality in a movie like this, especially with Harley since she was always like that in the comics and animated series too, but don’t use cheap tricks for it. It was cringe worthy. As far as Margot played her, I this it was excellent.
          No complaints there.
          She did well with a badly designed character…and the same can be said about Leto. Good job from him for a tasteless, timeless designed character.

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 13, 2016 at 10:11

    Mera vs. Jack Sparrow o/
    *Because divorce

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  4. Original Heretic

    October 13, 2016 at 10:28

    I heard she was in this. Amber, uh, Amber… wassisname.

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    • miaau

      October 13, 2016 at 12:10

      I will give an upvote, mostly cause no one else has.

      Your pun quota for the week is, in my view, pretty much near finished.

      Have a good day and I hope you use miaau’s pun vetting service for all your future pun needs.

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      • Original Heretic

        October 13, 2016 at 12:35

        Ugh, South Africa and its quotas. They’re everywhere, I tell you, everywhere!

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  5. Andre Fourie

    October 13, 2016 at 11:56

    Well, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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  6. iusedtobe(a)regular

    October 13, 2016 at 12:45

    That is very sexy.

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  7. Nikola

    October 13, 2016 at 13:39

    Oh HELLO!!!!

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