A new concept design sees Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke suiting up as Mera to replace Amber Heard in Aquaman 2.
Aquaman was a smash hit for Warner Bros. and DC, racking in over one billion dollars at the worldwide box office. The film was also a much-needed critical win for DC, with considerable praise being hurled towards Jason Momoa and Amber Heard’s performances, as well as James Wan’s direction. Aquaman 2 is currently filming in London, with Heard and Momoa returning in their roles as Atlantean royalty. During the film’s pre-production, it was uncertain if Heard would be returning to the franchise, which led many fans to theorize who would be an adequate replacement for the Mera actress. One name that frequently came up was Emilia Clarke, most well-known for her role in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa previously shared the screen on Game of Thrones, making the British star a no-brainer for the role of Mera. While Emilia Clarke won’t be joining the DC Extended Universe, this concept design imagines the Game of Thrones alum as Mera, giving us insight into the hypothetical but fan-favorite casting. Check out the artwork below.
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Here is the synopsis for the first Aquaman film:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom is set to hit theaters on December 16, 2022. Say tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Aquaman film, Emilia Clarke, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.