Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth will pen the script.
The actress said she was just seen by casting directors as "a sexy Mexican".
Kathy Griffin and Josh Gad also reacted to the news on social media.
Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu will be playing the villains instead.
Eric Bana saw his superhero role as a one-off.
The actor is reprising his role as Arthur Curry/Aquaman for the follow-up to the 2018 blockbuster.
The Oscar-nominated actor will be starring alongside Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monae, Dave Bautista and Edward Norton.
Drew Barrymore claims she was "gaslit" into making a movie with Woody Allen.
Filming is due to begin at the end of summer.
Abrams is unlikely to direct any of the DC films his production company Bad Robot has in the pipeline.
The director helmed the original historical epic, which was released in 2006, and wrote the script for the 2014 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire.
The 2011 film launched the career of John Boyega, who went on to be cast in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.