Aquaman might focus on Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry, but it looks like Amber Heard's Mera is also going to command a whole lot of attention in the DC Extended Universe movie.
Heard just recently spoke with ComicBook.com during an Aquaman set visit. During her interview what the publication, the superhero star actress listed down and explained Mera's different kind of powers in the Aquaman standalone. Not only is Aquaman's future partner a warrior princess from Atlantis, she's also a warrior who's able to control water, relying on hydrokinesis to save herself and to save the world.
"So I control water," Heard told the publication. "Mera's power, other than just being a warrior princess in Atlantis, is that she also can control water, a power that becomes in quite handy as you will see. Not only in this scene, but it plays throughout the mission, throughout their entire journey. She relies on hydrokinesis to kind of save the world and stuff."
Mera isn't a love interest that needs saving. Not someone who can fight, kick ass, and control water the way she can. Speaking with the publication about her character, Heard admitted that one of the reasons why she was so attracted to the role of Mera was because of her independence and her power.
"And what I really love is that it does not rely on this whole damsel in distress formulaic thing we see all the time, we've seen a million times. He doesn't rescue the girl and then saves the world. He doesn't — in fact, I save him. Like I said, they go on this adventure as equal partners and they end it that way. There is an element of attraction there, but it is not the thing — because they have a job to do, they have a mission to fulfill and are equal partners in the success or failure of that mission, that takes a back seat to this. Their relationship, that element is not the driving force or what brings them together."
Self-sufficient, independent, and competent – what more can you ask in a woman really? We know that Aquaman might be focused on Stephen Curry's story, but there's no way that Mera is going to get left out of the narrative and we can't wait to see the actress in action when the film premiers by the end of the year.
Aquaman hits theatres December 21, 2019.