Amber Heard Claims She Had to Fight Warner Bros. to Keep Her Aquaman 2 Role
Amber Heard claims she had to go to war with Warner Bros. to preserve her position in DC Films’ Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
During the defamation trial between Heard and ex-husband Johnny Depp, Heard, who plays Mera in the Aquaman trilogy, was questioned if she took part in the sequel’s filming. She stated, yes, she has. She battled hard to stay in the film. They didn’t want her to be in the movie. When pushed to elucidate, Heard stated that her character in The Lost Kingdom is “a very scaled down version of that role.”
She explained further that she was given a screenplay. The screenplay was then changed to remove sections with action that represented her role and another character without giving any spoilers away. Two characters are at odds with one another. They effectively took a lot of her responsibilities away from her. They just deleted a large number of items.
Though Heard played Mera in the 2018 film Aquaman, it was recently reported that she was almost cut from the sequel owing to chemistry issues with lead actor Jason Momoa. During the present trial, it was also revealed that Heard’s 2018 op-ed, which is at the core of the complaint, was intentionally planned to capitalize on Aquaman’s press in December 2018.
Producer Peter Safran responded to a widely circulated petition calling for Heard to be removed from the Aquaman franchise in July 2021. He said he honestly doesn’t think they’ll ever respond to sheer crowd pressure. One must do what is best for the film. If it’s James Wan and Jason Momoa, they thought it should be Amber Heard. That was exactly what it was.
One is not uninformed of what is going on in the Twitterverse, but that does not obligate one to respond to it, accept it as truth, or grant their requests. One has to do what’s best for the picture, and that’s where they came down on it.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be released in cinemas on March 17, 2023.