Amber Heard pitches a Mera and Wonder Woman team-up spinoff to Warner Bros. Officially debuting in the DCEU via James Wan's Aquaman, Heard will play a pivotal part in Arthur Curry's (Jason Momoa) journey to claiming his place as the rightful king of Atlantis. Trailers have shown her helping the half-Human/half-Atlantean hero in navigating his way to becoming the hero the underwater civilization needs. Given her role in the film, it seems safe to say that Mera will be an integral character in the franchise as a whole moving forward.
Despite arriving late to the interconnected superhero franchise game, DC is leading the pack when it comes to female-centric projects. Following the smash success of Wonder Woman, Margot Robbie's Birds of Prey and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is next on the docket, with a main cast consisting of Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Huntress), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary), Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya), and Ella Jay Basco (Cassandra Basco). Heard, however, has an idea for another female-focused DC project that would involve both Mera and Wonder Woman.
Speaking with THR to promote Aquaman, Heard talked about wanting to do a spin-off film with Gadot's Diana Prince. "I'd love to team up with Wonder Woman. That would be a kickass duo right there. I'm vying for a spinoff, you heard it here. I'm fishing for whatever I'm fishing for. ... Mera and Wonder Woman spinoff. Go for it, Warner Bros," she excitedly said. The two DC characters have not met on the screen, but fans are already onboard with the possibility. Watch the full clip below:
People have previously seen what Wonder Woman is capable of, with her having appeared in three DCEU movies since she debuted in 2016's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. She's arguably the face of female superheroes on the big screen, becoming the first to star in her own movie. Mera, on the other hand, hasn't even officially debuted yet. Despite having a brief cameo in Justice League, not much is known about the character thus far. Regardless, people can expect her to follow in Diana's footsteps as an icon of female empowerment. Heard has said that instead of being a sidekick for Momoa's Aquaman, Mera is actually his equal partner.
Since Warner Bros. doesn't seem to have any plans for a Justice League 2 - or any crossover project for that matter - as they try to focus on standalone films, fans might have to wait to see Diana Prince and Mera come together. That's not to say, however, that the proposed spinoff couldn't be greenlit and fast-tracked if WB desired. At the end of the day, it depends on people's reception of the idea. And if fans fall in love with Mera as quickly and hopelessly as they did with Wonder Woman, it might be enough incentive for the studio to get the team-up movie out as soon as possible. In the meantime, fans can catch the two characters separately in Aquaman and Wonder Woman 1984.
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Joker (2019) release date: Oct 04, 2019
- Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) release date: Feb 07, 2020
- Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) release date: Jun 05, 2020