DC and Warner Bros. Discovery made it to the news once again after it was reported that Aquaman 2 and Shazam 2 have been delayed due to reasons still unknown to us. While Shazam 2 has taken the spot of March 17, 2023, Aquaman 2 has taken a high jump of 9 months. The Jason Momoa starrer is going to hit the theaters on December 25, 2023. While a large section of the audience is disappointed by this, some fans think that the studio should utilize this time to do something with Amber Heard’s character in the movie. Amber Heard who played Mera in the franchise is already embroiled in a controversy with ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Is DC going to remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2?
For a long time, Amber Heard is embroiled in a controversy with her ex-husband Johnny Depp. It started long ago when Head reported against the Pirates of the Caribbean actor for domestic abuse and violence. After this, the whole scenario started to grow only uglier as reports came in that it was actually Johnny Depp who suffered. Following this Depp also won a defamation trial against Heard. But now it is reported that the actress and her legal team are preparing to appeal the verdict of the court.
So many troubles and controversies looming on her head have already caused more than half of the moviegoers to go against her. Even though DC didn’t report any news of recasting or replacement, it was reported that her scenes are extensively edited out from Aquaman 2. But now with this delay, certain sources claim that DC is doing something to fully remove any obstacle from the movie although nothing’s been official yet about the reason for their decision of delaying it
Fans advise WBD to fully remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2
DC is already coping with a number of controversies since its CEO David Zaslav took some Cost-Cutting measures and also canceled Batgirl. Amid this, the fans advise that if the studio can spend this time wisely and remove Amber Heard from the movie then it can surely be relieved from some of its troubles. Moreover, DC also brought back Ben Affleck in place for Michael Keaton so further this move can save the face of DC. Some of the remarks of the fans are:
Omg I'd love that! As ridiculous as it sounds, it could really draw in millions on the comedic basis! Let's face it, Aquaman is dunzo with or without her. This is literally the only option to save the movie 😂
— 🏴☠️🏴☠️truth🏴☠️🏴☠️ (@fubots77u7) August 24, 2022
Whoeaaaa 😂😂😂😂…Would love to see that‼️❤️
— Brigitte van Wissen🇳🇱🏴☠️ (@WissenBrigitte) August 24, 2022
83 days since the verdict- Amber Heard has still not been fired by @warnerbros from Aquaman 2
— Is Amber Heard fired yet? (@amberheardfired) August 23, 2022
— Pumpkin(Spice)Head ☭🌹❄🎃 (@StonerKhaleesi) August 24, 2022
While Aquaman is trending please sign the petition!
— Libby 🏴☠️⚔️🎨 #JohnnyDeppIsALegend (@DeppSoldier_22) August 24, 2022
While some fans suggested some other casting, some sarcastically remarked that they are going to replace Mera’s face with that of Johnny Depp, but it is to be remembered that with any update from the studio still pending, changing her character can be a scenario. And now with a wide window of 9 months available to them for post-production who knows, we might get to watch a different take being applied to the character of Mera.
Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom is set to hit the theaters on December 25, 2023