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Mera First Look Reveals How AQUAMAN Will Differ From JUSTICE LEAGUE!

Since Man of Steel hit theaters, the DC Extended Universe has been known for its almost monochromatic depiction of the colorful world of superheroes. (It’s as if bright colors don’t exist.) But there may be hope on the horizon: The early critical word on Wonder Woman is very positive, and a new look at one of the main characters in Aquaman is much more faithful to her depiction in the comics. Today’s Nerdist News is going beneath the waves to examine Mera’s new costume!

Join host and the Edna Mode of the DCEU, Jessica Chobot, as she walks us through the very eye-catching new design for Amber Heard’s Mera, as revealed by Aquaman director, James Wan.

For comparison’s sake, this is what Mera looks like in the comics:

Mera

She’s missing her signature headpiece, but it’s a pretty close approximation of Mera’s comic book look, and we love it! You may also notice that it’s different from the outfit that Heard wore for Mera in the Justice League film. That version of her costume had more of a battle armor feel, with shoulder and kneepads. Her new suit is much more streamlined and pleasing to the eye. If the rest of the Aquaman costumes look this good, then we’re very excited to see them!

It’s clear that Wan is able to go in his own direction for the Aquaman film, but this new costume may indicate that the story takes place before Justice League. The early word is that Jason Momoa’s Aquaman doesn’t initially get along with Mera and they find themselves at odds with each other before eventually coming together. Think of it as an underwater Romancing of the Stone or Raiders of the Lost Ark. Essentially, it can tell the story of how Aquaman and Mera became a couple, before they present a united front in the Justice League film.

What do you think about Amber Heard’s new Mera costume? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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