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Amber Heard in Talks to Play Female Lead in ‘Aquaman’

Jason Momoa also stars in the Warner Bros. film

Amber Heard is in talks to star in Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Aquaman” opposite Jason Momoa.

Heard would play the female lead of Mera, Aquaman’s love interest and eventual queen of Atlantis. The character first appeared in 1963 and has the power to control water. If the deal closes, Heard would first star in “Justice League” as Momoa’s love interest and then reprise her role in “Aquaman.”

James Wan is set to direct “Aquaman,” while Zack Snyder is directing “Justice League.”

Justice League” is looking at a Nov. 17, 2017 release date, whereas “Aquaman” is due to hit theaters on July 27, 2018. The former movie already stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and Ezra Miller, who are all set to make an appearance in Snyder’s upcoming “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Heard recently starred in “Magic Mike XXL” opposite Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer and Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as “The Danish Girl” along Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.

She also stars in “London Fields,” whose Toronto Film Festival premiere was cancelled last fall over legal issues between producers and director Matthew Cullen.

Heard is repped by WME and Karl Austen at Jackoway Tyerman.

Warner Bros. had no comment.