The ongoing defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is making the news almost every day. All this drama, however, is not good for their reputations and careers. Depp reportedly lost a few roles owing to the feud with his ex-wife. Heard, on the other hand, is facing the ire of Depp fans on social media, among other places.
Amidst all this, a petition on Change.org to fire Heard from Aquaman 2 has gathered over 2.3 million signatures as of the writing of this article.
“Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp. In his $50 million lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of domestic abuse that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife Amber Heard, including one incident where she punched him twice in the face and another where she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle, and his finger had to be surgically reattached. He will bear the scar from that for the rest of his life.” The petition reads. It then cites a 2009 arrest of Heard for domestic abuse of a former partner, Tasya Van Ree. This, the petition claims, “demonstrating a repeated pattern of abuse by Amber Heard”
The viral petition ends with the following words and plea:
“Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. This must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry. Do the right thing. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.”
Amber Heard In Aquaman 2
The calls for Heard to be dropped from Aquaman 2 are not new. Last summer, one of the producers, Peter Safran, made the position of the studio quite clear. He said, “I don’t think we’re ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure,” Adding further, Safran said, “You gotta do what’s best for the movie. We felt that if it’s James Wan, and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. That’s really what it was. One is not unaware of what is going on in the Twitter-verse, but that doesn’t mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes. You have to do what’s right for the film, and that’s really where we landed on it.”
Aquaman 2: Release Date and Cast
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom releases in theaters on March 17, 2023. Jason Momoa plays Aquaman, Heard has the role of Mera, Willem Dafoe, and Patrick Wilson return as Nuidis Vulko and Ocean Master, respectively.