‘Aquaman’ Producer Talks Arthur/Mera Relationship

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Yesterday we posted an article where Amber Heard opened up about her role in the upcoming Aquaman film. We now have a little more information regarding her relationship with Arthur (Jason Momoa) and if they will or won’t test the romance waters in the film. ComicBook.com caught up with producer Peter Sarfan during set visits and they asked him if Arthur and Mera’s relationship was like other comic book relationships:

“I wouldn’t necessarily call it in this movie a love story. It’s very much in the vein of Indiana Jones. James wanted to tell this swashbuckling, fun, quest movie. It’s a great time for everybody to see. So, the relationship is a little bit Michael Douglas-Kathleen Turner in Romancing the Stone, which is ultimately a romantic action movie. But, I wouldn’t say it’s actually a romance.”

In Justice League we are introduced to Mera for the first time and the time they shared on screen together you could tell they did not have any lovey dovey feelings for each other. This film looks to expand on that and Sarfan even comments:

“There is a great antagonism, because of the places they come from. She is all about duty and honor and he’s all about looking out for number one. And, I think what they both realize over the course of their journey, he harbors such anger toward Atlantis for killing his mother. He learns that he shouldn’t judge the entirety of Atlantis based on the actions of one man and she learns that the surface world is a place that’s really worth preserving and finding a way to coexist.”

I guess we will find out if love is blossoming for Mera and Arthur once the films is released. What are your hopes for a Mera and Arthur relationship? Leave us a comment below and join us on Twitter @GeekVibesNation to continue the discussion.

 

Aquaman swims into theaters on December 21, 2018