Mera appears to have a new battle suit for Justice League as revealed by a tie-in toy for the film. The character will be brought to life on the big screen for the first time by Amber Heard, who will star opposite Jason Momoa, the King of Seven Seas in the latter’s titular standalone film set to be released late next year. But while the Queen of Atlantis will arguably have a bigger role in James Wan’s Aquaman, she is set to make her first appearance later this year in DC Extended Universe’s first ensemble flick.
Details regarding Mera’s involvement in Justice League is still being kept under wraps but her appearance in the film is expected to help further DC’s franchise building by melding the respective worlds of its main characters. The film will mark the first time DC’s biggest superheroes, Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman, The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), will come together to foil the catastrophic plans of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons in an effort to collect all Mother Boxes that are currently on Earth.
A photo of the aforementioned Funko toy – which is a Hot Topic Exclusive – has emerged online courtesy of an Imgur post. It features Mera wearing a flaming red number, which matches her hair, instead of her usual green one although it still has the similar gold piping from her original costume. Her gold head piece is also noticeably absent from the overall getup. Interestingly, despite the change in the Pop! figure itself, the box artwork remains to features her old look. Check out the snap below:
Several other tie-in toys for Justice League have included Mera in the past, but this is the first time that she dons a different outfit from her iconic green battle suit. Further, Heard has also been spotted only wearing her original ensemble as seen in various on-set photos for the still filming Aquaman, thus far, which prompts fans to wonder the red-clas Funko toy might mean. Given that Justice League is an ensemble flick and the character presumably a supporting one, it is difficult to justify having her wear two different sets of clothes if her appearance would only be limited. That said, there could be some ways to make this work even with minimum screen time, especially if the story calls for some time lapses or different settings to set-up the movie’s narrative.
As previously mentioned, Aquaman is still doing principal photography in Australia under the codename Ahab. Not much is known in terms of the specifics of Arthur Curry’s first standalone movie but it is set after the events of Justice League. Further several cast members have divulged some interesting bits on the film including the overall experience of filming underwater which even drew a comparison to Star Wars in terms of having an entirely different world from the rest of the DCEU.
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