Not for the first time in the course of the Depp vs. Heard cause, “Aquaman 2” is also the subject of reporting. However, Amber Heard rejected the supposedly latest twist.
The defamation lawsuit against Johnny Depp has Amber Heard lost by a jury decision. She has to pay her ex-husband just over ten million US dollars for this, so she should be looking forward to lucrative roles in the near future and her most important role at the moment is certainly that of Mera in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”. If the DC film is a success like its predecessor, another sequel is sure to follow and a new paycheck will find its way to Amber Heard.
Provided, however, that she retains her role. A supposedly exclusive report by Just Jared However, it has now been announced that Amber Heard has indeed been removed from “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” and should be recast. Unsurprisingly, the news made the rounds before a series of denials followed. Variety, the far more credible source, contradicted Just Jared’s claim, citing a source of its own. A spokesperson for Amber Heard told the site:
“The rumor mill continues as it has from day one: false, insensitive and pretty crazy.”
Just Jared himself followed up with an update, which now states, according to one source, that Amber Heard has not been cut from the film but will remain in it in a small role. However, the original source insists that Heard will be replaced by another actress. It’s possible, but not really probable. After all, the DC film was finished months ago, and a replacement and reshooting of Mera’s scenes would cost Warner quite a bit of money. It is more realistic that Heard might be replaced in another part.
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Amber Heard can even hope for a bigger Mera role
Amber Heard’s involvement in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” should provide regular discussions leading up to its theatrical release, just as it has for the past few months and weeks. A petition change.org, which calls for the Mera actress to be thrown out, has enjoyed renewed popularity since the beginning of the trial and can now boast more than 4.6 million signatures. DC film boss Walter Hamada also said during the trial that Warner had actually considered replacing Amber Heard with another actress, allegedly due to a lack of chemistry with Aquaman actor Jason Momoa.
That didn’t happen (so far), probably because of Jason Momoa, but her presence in the DC sequel suffered enormously. In a first version, she was still an important part of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”, only to finally find out that her part was enormously shortened. A message could have given the Heard fan camp hope again. A version of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” was shown during test screenings, in which Mera appeared for 20 minutes and not just ten. We will probably only find out in a few months whether this variant will actually be published: “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” starts on March 16, 2023 in German cinemas.
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