“Aquaman sucks”: Brie Larson Fans Diss Amber Heard’s Sequel in Droves as DCEU Movie Beats The Marvels

Brie Larson fans slam Amber Heard's sequel amid DCU triumph over 'The Marvels' at the Box Office.

"Aquaman sucks": Brie Larson Fans Diss Amber Heard's Sequel in Droves as DCEU Movie Beats The Marvels

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  • 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' surpasses The Marvels in just two weeks, signaling a triumphant milestone for DC's cinematic universe.
  • Despite challenges, including a rocky year for DC, 'Aquaman 2''s global success and distinct path highlight its resilience in the competitive superhero film landscape.
  • Fans express disappointment with Amber Heard's limited role in 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom', sparking social media criticism.
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In the dynamic universe of superhero films, heated discussions and fervent debates thrive around the ongoing saga of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The revelation that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has outshone The Marvels is causing a social media frenzy. Brie Larson’s fanbase, in particular, is vocalizing displeasure regarding Amber Heard’s sequel. 

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Brie Larson

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Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom Outperformed The Marvels Within Two Weeks

Just two weeks into its release, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has already left The Marvels’ box office numbers in the dust. The follow-up to the original Aquaman, Aquaman 2, marks the finale of the first phase of the DC Universe, arriving after a rocky year for DC.

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom may be Jason Momoa's lastfilm as Aquaman
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom may be Jason Momoa’s last as Aquaman

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Despite a shaky start at the box office, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom managed to hold onto a significant chunk of its audience. Although it won’t match the first Aquaman’s earnings, it might still turn out to be a decently profitable venture, thanks to a solid international performance.

Both Aquaman 2 and The Marvels face the challenge of living up to their billion-dollar predecessors. The Numbers reports that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has already surpassed The Marvels’ entire global run, raking in over $250 million.

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While the figures may disappoint, considering Aquaman 2’s $215 million production cost and The Marvels’ hefty investment of nearly $275 million, it’s interesting to note the diverging paths these sequels have taken.

In the world of lower-earning follow-ups to billion-dollar originals, Aquaman 2 is quickly distancing itself from The Marvels. 

Despite facing similar situations, The Marvels concluded with $205 million globally, whereas Aquaman 2 has already surpassed that by 25%, all within a brief two weeks.

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Iman Vellani in a still from The Marvels
Iman Vellani and Brie Larson in a still from The Marvels

Some of the contrast is understandable. The Marvels faced challenges with two of its three leads debuting in less-watched Disney Plus shows. It makes it harder for audiences to catch up.

In contrast, Aquaman’s straightforward approach as a direct sequel with the same cast contributed to its success. Despite lower reviews and being labeled as the final chapter in the DCEU’s original era, preceding James Gunn’s takeover, Aquaman 2 outperformed all other DC movies this year.

The remarkable success of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom adds an extra layer of excitement and competition to the ever-evolving superhero cinema landscape. However, not all fans share the joy, as Brie Larson fans express strong disapproval of Heard’s sequel.

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Amber Heard’s Sequel To Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom Disappoints Fans

Amber Heard as Mera
Amber Heard as Mera

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The new Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom got fans all riled up, mainly because of Amber Heard’s comeback. She’s in the sequel, but her character is barely there.

So, the 37-year-old is back as Mera, Aquaman’s love interest, but don’t expect to see much of her in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

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Even though she was a big shot in 2018’s Aquaman, Mera’s sort of pushed to the side in the sequel. Strange move, especially now that she’s supposed to be hitched to Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and just had their baby.

Fans are taking their complaints to social media, turning it into a full-blown war zone of disappointment. They’re throwing shade at everything from Heard as the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom surpassed Larson’s The Marvels.

One fan even dropped a simple but harsh “Aquaman sucks” on social media. 

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The frustration is loud and clear, with hashtags and discussions all over, shining a big spotlight on the letdown that this much-anticipated sequel turned out to be. The online buzz is turning the movie’s reception into a whole tangled mess.

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Written by Muskan Chaudhary

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Muskan Chaudhary, Junior Content Writer at Fandom wire. Having completed her degree in Commerce, she has written over 500 articles spanning FandomWire and Animated Times in the pop culture. She is dedicated to bring the latest and informative content from the entertainment world, thus expanding her knowledge in the field. Apart from her contributions to FandamWire, she has a keen interest in video games, sketching and playing tennis.