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Amber Heard Confirms ‘Aquaman’ Role

Amber Heard Confirms ‘Aquaman’ Role

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Amber Heard is joining the DC Comics universe by starring in forthcoming film Aquaman.

The 29-year-old has been attached to the project since January, but she has remained silent on the casting until confirming her role with Entertainment Tonight last Thursday.

Plot details are largely under wraps at this time, but Heard did reveal she will be depicting queen Mera, who is the wife of titular character Aquaman, played by Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa.

Although she did not divulge on what scenes are included in the script for the film, Heard did provide insight into the elaborate costume she is wearing.

“It’s interesting,” she said of Mera’s look. “It’s like, half suit of armor, half scales. It’s strange… We’re in the process of building it now, so it’s coming along.”

Heard will be depicting the royal undersea persona in more than one film, as in addition to starring in director James Wan’s 2018 release Aquaman, she plays Mera in The Justice League Part One, which is scheduled to reach theaters in 2017.

Heard will most likely be ready to perform stunts in Aquaman action sequences due to the intense training she undertook for 2015 biographical drama The Danish Girl, in which she depicted professional ballet star Ulla.

“I trained forever and I have two left feet,” the stunning blonde told talk show host James Corden in December about how she prepped for the physically taxing role. “I’m the most klutzy person in the world. I have no – what do you call it? Grace. I crammed about three months of solid training in, working my way up from the floor and learning the technical aspect of ballet. I’ve got these dances down, technically perfect. I’m learning all the moves, but the last thing we get to are the hands.”

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!

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