Amber Heard has responded to a recent story claiming that she is being dismissed from DC’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and replaced by another actress. According to the source, Warner Bros. chose to replace Amber after screening the picture with a small group of people. Amber’s spokesman, on the other hand, branded the report “inaccurate.”
The news came only days after Amber’s ex-husband, Johnny Depp, was found innocent of slander in a Virginia court. The court ruled that Amber had defamed Johnny when she claimed he mistreated her during their marriage and ordered her to pay him $10.35 million in damages. Throughout the trial, an internet campaign to remove Amber from Aquaman amassed over 4 million signatures by June.
According to Just Jared, Warner Bros., the studio behind Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, was attempting to cut Amber from the film. “After screen testing the film, Warner Bros. chose to recast Amber Heard’s role. They’ll be doing reshoots with Jason Momoa and Nicole Kidman, according to the source.
There was a lot of online conversation with Johnny Depp supporters wanting Warner Bros. to dismiss Amber from Aquaman 2, much as Johnny was fired from the Fantastic Beasts franchise when Amber made similar charges against him. Many speculated after the story that Warner Bros. had finally caved in to the pressure. “The rumour mill continues as it has from day one — false, insensitive, and little nuts,” a spokesperson for Amber told The Blast when asked for comment.
Amber plays Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, a film starring Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Temuera Morrison also star in the film, which is a sequel to the 2018 blockbuster Aquaman. On March 17, 2023, the film will be released.