Amber Heard shares a new weapons training video for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom as production continues on the DC Extended Universe sequel. Jason Momoa first brought the titular hero to life in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League before leading his own film in 2018. Scoring solid reviews from critics and grossing over $1.14 billion at the box office, development on a sequel began shortly after Aquaman‘s release set records for the highest-grossing DCEU film and the highest-grossing film based on a DC Comics character.
In addition to Momoa and Heard, the cast for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will see the returns of Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius, also known as Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane, better known as Black Manta, and Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry. Plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the sequel, but it will also see the returns of director James Wan and screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the story and developed the script with Momoa. After an elongated development cycle due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, production on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom officially kicked off in London in late June.
As production continues in London, Heard took to Twitter to share a new training video for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The video sees the actress displaying some new weapon-handling skills to be seen in the DCEU sequel. Check out the training video below:
As seen in both Justice League and the first Aquaman, Heard’s Mera is plenty capable of fighting her own battles but the training video does mark an interesting development for the Xebel princess. The video sees Heard wielding a staff as she fights against her trainer, a change in style for Mera after having primarily utilized her powers and hand-to-hand combat in the first film. Given the aquatic nature of the universe and the various Atlantean characters habits, it seems likely Mera will be wielding a trident of her own in the sequel or borrow the Trident of Atlan from Arthur in a battle.
Whatever the case may be, Heard’s continued teasing of action training for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom should prove exciting for those who fell in love with Mera in the first film. Seeing the character get in on the action just as much as the titular hero and her love interest would continue the DCEU’s trend of strong female characters after Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman films and the Margot Robbie-led Birds of Prey. Only time will tell what Wan and Heard have in store for audiences when Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom hits theaters on December 16, 2022.
Source: Amber Heard/Twitter