The defamation trial of Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard became a public phenomenon which concluded on June 2 with the jury awarding Depp $15 million in compensation and punitive damages and Heard getting $2 million in damages.
After losing the legal Lawsuit, Aquaman Actress is rumored to have been removed from Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom.
Amber Heard Got Support From Her Co-Star Dolph Lundgren
The 36-year-old actress was to reprise her role as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, for which she already filmed the majority of scenes in London in late 2021. Despite fans not supporting Amber Heard regarding the trial, co-star Dolph Lundgren recently supported the actress after working with her for a second time under Warner Bros.
Though Heard was supported by her co-star, it seems like her time as Mera in Aquaman is about to end. Even during her testimony, Aquaman Star claimed, “I fought really hard to stay in the movie. They didn’t want to include me in the film.”
The petition to entirely remove Amber Heard from the Aquaman sequel has officially reached its target of 4.5 million signatures this week, though there hasn’t been an official statement made by the DC or the film about the possibility of Heard being recast in or removed from Aquaman 2.
Will Amber Heard Be Removed From The Upcoming Aquaman Sequel?
According to a trusted insider KC Walsh, the scenes of Heard as Mera are set to be deleted from the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom following a meeting held by the higher-ups of Warner Bros. According to the rumors claimed by Walsh, Mera might die during childbirth at the beginning of the sequel. Though this is yet to be confirmed which will be clarified in the upcoming test screening.
In 2018’s Aquaman, Heard’s Mera had more screen time than others due to being Jason Momoa’s on-screen love interest. To end the character off-screen might look jarring for the fans of the series, but if this rumor is true, removing Heard entirely from the sequel would keep her away from the film.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will premiere on March 17, 2023.