Fans have longed to see Emilia Clarke take over the role of Mera from Amber Heard in Aquaman 2, and now we know what she could look like if Warner Bros. made the switch!
It’s no secret that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been shrouded in a bit of controversy this year due in large part to the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp trial.
As the trial waged on last year making headlines for the messy legal battle between the two stars, rumors began swirling regarding the role the trial might have had on Heard’s future with the Aquaman franchise.
At one point, there were even rumors suggesting Warner Bros. had cut Heard’s role and was looking to bring in a new actress to play the role of Mera for the follow-up to 2018’s box office success. Among the actresses who emerged as a favorite to replace Heard when these conversations heated up was Jason Momoa’s former Game of Thrones co-star Emilia Clarke, who fans continue to express interest in seeing take over the role of Mera.
While we know Amber Heard will return as Mera in the movie, that hasn’t stopped fans from being eager to see Clark in the role. And thanks to a stunning new piece of fan art, fans have the chance to see just what Clarke could look like should she take over the role from Heard!
Emilia Clarke stuns as Mera in image replacing Amber Heard
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If you’re among those who hope to see Emilia Clarke suit up as Mera, your dreams have become a reality thanks to digital artist Deigo de Sousa, who has offered up a stunning piece of concept art that sees Clarke replacing Amber Heard as Mera.
In the art, Clarke is transformed into Mera as she suits up in the iconic costume first introduced via Heard in Aquaman and donning the character’s signature auburn hair. While the art is nothing more than a conceptual preview of what Clarke could look like in the role of Mera, we have to confess we’re truly speechless!
It’s not hard to see why so many fans are calling for Clarke to take over the role of Mera when getting a glimpse of what she could look like as the iconic DC Comics heroine.
Will WB replace Amber Heard with Emilia Clarke in Aquaman 2?
Although there seems to be an eagerness from fans to see Emilia Clarke take on the role of Mera for the upcoming Aquaman sequel, Warner Bros. Discovery did not recast the role — though execs did confess to considering the move.
While testifying during the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial earlier this year, President of DC Films Walter Hamada revealed that there had been conversations about recasting the role due to an “issue of chemistry” between Heard and the film’s lead, Jason Momoa.
Ultimately, the decision was made not to recast Heard for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, but there is always a strong chance the character will be recast in the future as James Gunn and Peter Safran look to reboot the DCU.
Would you like to see Emilia Clarke suit up as Mera in a future Aquaman film, reuniting her with her former Game of Thrones co-star? Sound off in the comments!