‘Once Upon a Time’ Update: Merida is NOT Rumple’s Mother

By April Lara | 1 year ago
‘Once Upon a Time’ Update: Merida is NOT Rumple’s Mother
The Once Upon A Time cast speaking at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

“Brave’s” Merida is coming to “Once Upon a Time” and some “OUAT” fans are under the impression that Merida is Rumple’s long-lost mother. Executive producer Edward Kitsis cleared the speculations surrounding Merida’s identity in “Once Upon a Time” Season 5. Read below for the full details:


Sorry fans, but the whole Merida thing was actually a ploy of the producers – a marketing ploy that threw off the press and the fans for a little while when they planned leak casting details of Rumple’s mother. Fear not, though, because even though Merida in “Once Upon a Time” has nothing to do with Rumple’s genetics, Horowitz said that they are really planning to introduce Rumple’s mother soon.

As for “OUAT’s” new character, Merida, fans will meet her through Emma, “It’s certainly a part of Emma’s journey as the Dark Swan and dealing with her darkness. All that is tied with how we explore the world of Camelot this year,” Adam Horowitz added.

“Once Upon a Time’s” producers really want Merida to be a surprise, which is why they three people off the scent what they are really up to. During the Comic-Con 2015, “OUAT” showed fans a glimpse of Merida for the upcoming season of the fantasy series that you can watch here.

Sorry fans, but don’t worry because Rumple’s mother will come up in the future and the producers of the show are working on that as well plus “Once Upon a Time” Season 5 isn’t going to be the show’s last season, anyway. So there’s more to discover about the “OUAT” characters!

What do you think of Merida joining the show? Are you disappointed that it’s really not Rumple’s mother? Let us know by posting your comments below!

For the latest news, recaps and spoilers on “Once Upon a Time” and other TV shows as well as entertainment news, make sure that you catch it here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons


About the author

MNG Editor. Aspiring Chef. And a Mother.