Beside every great King is a great Queen. Looks like Aquaman will get his queen sooner than suspected. Recently rumors and scoops have hit the internet that Aquaman's better half...his Queen, Mera, will be in the DC Extended Universe's much anticipated Justice League Part 1 movie.
Heroic Scoop on Queen Mera
This is big news as the Aquaman solo movie is not due to release until after Justice League Part 1. Of course Mera is Justice League will be huge for Warner Bros as they continue to make strides to appeal to the female demographic.
While we do not know what direction that co-producer, Charles Roven and the rest of the DCEU's brain trust, plan on taking the character; in the comics Mera historically has been one of the most powerful female characters in the DC universe.
Mera saves Aquaman
While Queen Mera has traditionally been depicted as a caucasian woman with red hair there are rumors that suggest that Warner Bros will be taking a different take on Mera's ethnicity much like they did with Aquaman and will choose an actress of color to take on the role.
Aquaman aka King Arthur
At this point no one has even been rumored to take on the role of Mera which got me to thinking who would make a great Mera. Who would make a great Queen of Atlantis?
4. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington is best known for her role on the very popular TV show Scandal. The character she plays on the show, Olivia Pope, is one of the strongest female personalities in television history. Historically, Mera has had that same type of strong personality which makes Kerry a logical choice.
3. Shannyn Sossamon
Shannon is from Hawaii. That along with her acting background makes her an excellent candidate to play Mera. She recently starred in the horror movie Sinister 2. And horror happens to be the genre of choice for Aquaman director James Wan. But more than anything her Hawaiian heritage would make her a good fit to play along side the Hawaii native Jason Mamoa as Aquaman.
2. Olga Kurylenko
Olga's eyes scream Mera. Olga was edged out by Gal Gadot for the Wonder Woman role in the DC Extended Universe. Olga's resume is impressive as she has played opposite of some of the top male actors in Hollywood to include, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck and Daniel Craig. Olga certainly she has the experience to play opposite Jason Mamoa and give Aquaman the queen he deserves..
1. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba has played in comic book movies before. She had starring roles in Sin City and the Fantastic Four. While Fantastic Four may not have been that great you can't forget that Chris Evans was also apart of those awful movies and has done very well as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No reason to believe Jessica could not have similar success in the DC Extended Universe. But some would say Jessica is made for the ocean which makes her a perfect option as Mera.
Jessica Alba: Into The Blue
Those are my top 4 choices for Mera. Do you agree with my choices ? What actresses do you think should be considered to play Mera in the DC Extended Universe? Please share your thoughts below.