Warner Bros. Amber Heard’s thoughts on the role in Aquaman 2 have surfaced. The million-dollar company has allocated a large amount of funds for the movie Aquaman 2. However, Amber Heard’s issues with her ex-husband were not well received by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Considering Dropping Amber Heard From ‘Aquaman 2’
Walter Hamada, head of Warner Bros’ DC movies division, told the court that they were considering removing Heard from the movie.
Warner Bros. The head of their studio’s DC Films department was heard as a witness in the lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard on Tuesday. President Walter Hamada testified that the studio was considering casting the character of Mera, played by Amber Heard in the first film, to another actress in the sequel.
According to Hamada’s statement, the idea was discussed because Heard thought he didn’t have good on-screen chemistry with lead actor Jason Momoa. Heard eventually got a role in the sequel, but his lawyers argued that he nearly lost his job due to the backlash of allegations of domestic abuse against Johnny Depp and could not renegotiate for more money. Amber Heard, who has filed a lawsuit against Johnny Depp for defamation, is demanding $100 million for her career being badly affected.
Walter Hamada was the first witness called by the Depp side in court, which began to refute Heard’s counterclaim. Testifying via video link, Hamada said allegations of harassment played no role in the thought of replacing Amber Heard with another actress in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”
Stating that the chemistry between Momoa and Heard in the first movie could not be achieved in the way the studio wanted and they handled it in post-production, Hamada argued that this was the main factor in the thought of removing Amber Heard from the movie.
In the past weeks, fans who believe that Amber Heard lied and slandered Depp, have started a petition to remove the actor from the Aquaman sequel, which has already been shot. However, Amber Heard claimed in her statement last week that her role in the movie was greatly reduced.
Amber Heard claims her role in ‘Aquaman 2’ has been shortened
Amber Heard stars in “Aquaman 2” with Warner Bros. Said it was reduced by Heard also revealed that Warner Bros. didn’t want him, but that she “fought a lot” to be featured in the movie.
It was alleged that Warner Bros. shortened the scenes of Amber Heard’s “Aquaman” sequel, which was on the agenda due to the defamation lawsuit with Johnny Depp, due to the reactions. Heard, in her testimony in court recently, said that compared to the initial script drafts presented to him, his role was too shortened and key action scenes were omitted from the film.
Heard also revealed that Warner Bros. initially didn’t want her in the ‘Aquaman’ sequel, but she ‘fighted’ hard to get a part in the movie.
The process between the couple, who married in February 2015 and divorced in May 2016, continues with Depp filing a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard for a 2018 article he wrote for the Washington Post about domestic abuse. Johnny Depp, whose name was not disclosed, said his career was irreparably damaged after writing, and he was fired from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series days later. Last year, Amber Heard filed another $100 million lawsuit against her for this allegedly unfounded defense.
In addition, Depp, who sued the newspaper for an article published in The Sun, was fired from the movie “Fantastic Beasts 3: The Secrets of Dumbledore”, the sequel to the Fantastic Beasts series, after losing the court. Mads Mikkelsen played the character of Grindelwald, replacing Depp.
Recently, a Change.org campaign prepared a long time ago to remove actress Amber Heard from the movie “Aquaman 2” came up again. “Do the right thing, with a target of 3 million signatures. The campaign, titled “Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2”, has now been signed by over 2,600,000 participants.
2.7 million votes cast to remove Amber Heard from ‘Aquaman 2’
The campaign to remove Amber Heard from “Aquaman 2” continues to grow. Millions of people signed the campaign launched against the player, whose court process continues with Johnny Depp.
A Change.org campaign to remove actress Amber Heard from “Aquaman 2” has been revived due to Heard’s ongoing feud with Johnny Depp. “Do the right thing, with a target of 3 million signatures. The campaign, titled “Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2”, has now been signed by over 2,600,000 participants.
Filming for the sequel, officially announced as “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”, was completed in December 2021. Although there are rumors that Heard will not be in the movie, the allegations that emerged before the shooting of the movie had not yet started. The actor denied these allegations when the campaign was first published.
“Aquaman 2” will hit theaters on March 17, 2023. Following the current lawsuit, Warner Bros. and it is unknown what decision DC will make about the player.