Amber Heard in Talks for ‘Aquaman’ Female Lead (EXCLUSIVE)

Amber Heard
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While “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is still two months away, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are already gearing up their “Justice League” pic, adding another A-list actor to the ensemble.

Warner Bros. Had no comment.

Amber Heard is in talks to join the cast of WB’s “Justice League” pic as the love interest of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, sources close to the project tell Variety. Insiders go on to add that she would not only appear in “Justice League” but would also co-star with Momoa in the studio’s standalone pic that currently has James Wan on board to direct.

If a deal does close, Heard would join an ensemble that already includes Momoa, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and Ezra Miller, all of whom are expected to make some sort of appearance in “Dawn of Justice” before reprising their roles in “Justice League,” which is set to bow on Nov. 17, 2017. Production is set to begin this April with Zack Snyder directing from a script by Chris Terrio.

Heard would be playing Mera, an undersea queen who eventually marries Aquaman in the comics.

The role would mark Heard’s first venture into the comic book realm and comes on the heels of one of her busiest years. She appeared in “Magic Mike XXL,” “The Danish Girl” and “The Adderall Diaries” in 2015.

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  1. Amber Heard says:

    Woohoo, her career is gaining momentum!

  2. js says:

    Heard does NOT have the acting abilities to pull off a strong believable Mera. Her scenes are constantly cut from her previous movies she so called starred in. There is a reason for that. She’s easy on the eyes but there are other, more deserving REAL actresses out there. Don’t be lazy Warner, this could be amazing with the RIGHT leading lady. Mila Jovovich, Rachelle Lefevre, and Kathleen Robertson are all way better choices. You want a big amazing picture? Get a STRONG female lead that wont be in prison in Australia.

  3. Dienesha says:

    Donnie Depp knows… everyone always Heard O’ Amber! SHE FAMOUSNESS! Like EL Vez in Las Vegas!

  4. Marie says:

    Just because she is married to someone who is A-list doesn’t make her A-list.

  5. rinaex says:

    Well, it’s doomed to fail, now. Seriously, the girl can’t buy her way into a hit.

  6. juju says:

    All Marvel boys commenting,go watch your kiddy movies

  7. mypoorhoney says:

    Seriously another stupid comic book movie! Ugh what a bunch of tools! Never has there been so many executives with less talent and creative thinking. You’re all advertisers NOT filmmakers. Go work for Coca-Cola!

    • Francesco says:

      There’s thousands of movies released every year! If your complaining about 8 or so comic movies made in an entire year then your just not looking hard enough for original movies. Take a look at the Oscar nominated movies rather than complain about a small percentage. Jesus the executives are doing their job brilliantly by bringing in billions of dollars with only a few movies a year by each studio. Talk about tools!

      • mypoorhoney says:

        Yes thousands of movies that have hardly any budgets or P&A so that they can turn a profit, because the 8 comic book films have monopolized the industry and its distribution. Sure there are great films still being made, but my complaint is this idea of regurgitated stories and unoriginal properties. TV is killing it these days, and I’d love for film execs to get a clue. And you’re a tool!

    • Marie says:

      You sound bitter.

  8. Austin says:

    Why is Hollywood still trying to make this girl happen. She’s a terrible actress and has been in flop after flop.

  9. Eli says:

    How unfortunate…. Worst actress ever, no matter how attractive she is , she is unwatchable.

  10. TM says:

    Amber Heard – A-list? A-list of fashion models of a few years ago, sure. And attractive lady. Sure. But A-List movie star? Pweeeeasse.

  11. Ted says:

    i’d complain about their terrible casting but honestly I don’t think half of these movies will make it to the screen. BvS has all the hallmarks of an overhyped film that’s one and done in a single weekend at the BO

    • TM says:

      They’ll market the sh*** out of it – and it will barely break even. No care. No passion. Just a bunch of frightened executives.

      • Francesco says:

        Barely break even? Do you even realise what a powerhouse the names “batman/superman” are?? Even if the movie is average at best, itl make a billion dollars

  12. Superman v. Batman trailer make the film appear questionable. Justice League seems uncertain except for the marketplace. Marvel competition may not leave much of a market share. League may wind up in alternate outlet.

  13. Lara says:

    `Adding another A- list actor to the ensemble`Come on, she`s hardly A- list.

    • Stranger says:

      Exactly. Maybe the writer of this article got her confused with Jennifer Lawrence. I heard they look identical from the knees down.

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