On October 27, 2021, Amber Heard took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes look at “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” She wasn’t wearing her full-on Atlantean garb, but she did come equipped with Mera’s signature bright red hair. “Red-dy,” Heard wrote in the caption, letting us all know that she’s fully prepared to dive back into the DCEU and add yet another chapter to Mera’s story. Hopefully, sometime soon, we’ll learn whether or not her costume is due for an upgrade just as Aquaman and Black Manta’s (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) were.
Much like Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry, Amber Heard’s tenure as Mera dates back before the first “Aquaman” movie hit theaters. She made her brief debut in the DCEU via “Justice League,” though didn’t have much to do in Joss Whedon’s 2017 cut. She had a slightly larger spotlight in Zack Snyder’s 2021 version, even joining Batman’s (Ben Affleck) apocalypse team, but even then, her role in the story was minimal. Unsurprisingly, Mera really got to shine in “Aquaman,” where she joined Arthur on his journey of self-discovery and undermined King Orm’s (Patrick Wilson) evil schemes.
We’ll have to see how exactly Mera will factor into the story of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” as its December 16, 2022 premiere date draws nearer.