First Look At Mera In The Aquaman Movie
The Aquaman movie started their filming with Mera yesterday. The cast and crew are in Australia right now. We’ve seen plenty of clips of Aquaman walking out of the water. We were even lucky enough to see a clip of Aquaman swimming underwater, but in terms of costume or characters, the set has been pretty quiet. Until yesterday.
Jame Wan, the director, (also known for Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring), tweeted out a picture of what Mera, played by Amber Heard, looks like in her costume. This is the first glimpse we’ve seen of the queen of the ocean, other than what her costume will look like in Justice League. Yesterday was Amber’s first day on set for the Aquaman movie. Maybe we’ll see more photos as shooting continues.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 18, 2017
Later that night Amber released another photo of what the costume looks like from a different angle and lighting.
— Amber Heard (@realamberheard) May 18, 2017
This costume looks much different than the costume she has in Justice League. It’s much brighter, her hair looks more vibrant, and the costume is much truer to the outfit she wears in the comics. The only problem I have with it is that I think they could have toned it down on the push up a little. While it is accurate, there are some things that don’t need to be just like the comics.
While it’s really different from the costume she’s going to wear in Justice League, I think it shows what the Aquaman movie is going to be like. The movie doesn’t have that terrible Zack Snyder grey filter on it. It seems like it’s going to be brighter, and a bit lighter in tone.
While I think the battle armor she’s wearing in Justice League looks awesome, I do think the relaxed outfit she’s wearing in Aquaman is truer to her character. I really hope the Aquaman movie does a good job of showing the amazing relationship between Arthur and Mera. They are the best superhero couple of all time. (To me.) They come from different worlds, but they still love and try to understand each other. They build off each other perfectly in the comic and I really want to see that in the movie.
Aquaman is my favorite superhero. I really hope that between Justice League, the stand alone movie, and Jason Momoa being the star, people will start to see just how amazing Aquaman really is. He’s not just a guy who communicates with fish. Aquaman is the only one keeping the peace between Atlantis and the world above the shore. He didn’t even grow up in Atlantis, and suddenly he’s king to a society that he knows very little about.
The movie is going to come out in 2018 with an all-star cast. Nicole Kidman is set to play Queen Atlanna, Patrick Wilson will play Aquaman’s brother, Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe will play Nuidis Vulko, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will play the main villain of the movie, Black Manta. Hopefully, DC will come out with a few better movies before Aquaman comes out. That way people will be just as excited to see the next installment to the DC extended universe, as I am to just see Aquaman on the big screen.