“She was abused”: Fans Claim James Wan is “Ostracizing” Amber Heard after His Aquaman 2 Statement Undermines Mera

Amber Heard's fans are criticizing James Wan for ostracizing her from his statement for the film

"She was abused": Fans Claim James Wan is "Ostracizing" Amber Heard after His Aquaman 2 Statement Undermines Mera

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  • Amber Heard's involvement in Aquaman 2 has been a major talking point as her role is rumored to be kept to the bare minimum.
  • James Wan recently released a statement regarding the film and Heard's fans were quick to point out that the director failed to mention or include Heard anywhere in it.
  • Fans took to X to express their anger and frustrations over this scenario.
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James Wan is gearing up for the release of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom next month. The sequel to the billion-dollar-grossing 2018 film Aquaman will be the last pre-James Gunn era film before his reboot in 2025. Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, and many other cast members of the first film are returning to the film.

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The latest trailer for Aquaman 2 shows Arthur Curry being a dad
The latest trailer for Aquaman 2 shows Arthur Curry being a dad

The big point of discussion is the involvement of Amber Heard in the film. There were rumors that her role has been kept minimum in the film due to her recent court case and its many outcomes. Wan recently released a statement regarding the film and Heard’s fans were quick to point out that the director failed to mention or include Heard anywhere in it, angering them.

Also read: “The Karshon is not a shark character”: James Wan’s One Decision in Jason Momoa’s Aquaman 2 Can Ruin One of the Coolest DC Villains Ever

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Amber Heard Fans Angered Over James Wan’s Omission of Her in His Statement

Amber Heard and Jason Momoa in 2018's Aquaman
Amber Heard and Jason Momoa in 2018’s Aquaman

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is nearing its release date and director James Wan is hyping up the film by releasing a new trailer of the film recently. The Jason Momoa-led sequel to the 2018 hit Aquaman has been marred with various rumors about its troubled production.

Amber Heard’s involvement in the film has also been a major talking point as her role is rumored to be kept to the bare minimum. James Wan put out a lengthy statement (via X) about the film and his hope for audiences to enjoy and appreciate the effort that he and the cast put into the film.

Heard’s fans were quick to point out Wan’s omission of Heard’s name in the entire statement. They took to X to express their anger and frustrations over this scenario. It is also worth mentioning that there are sections of audiences who have no expectations of her and her character while also claiming that the movie is doomed to fail.

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The divisiveness regarding Heard has been detrimental to the hype regarding the film and its box office potential. It remains to be seen whether she is presented in a meaningful way or is reduced with an arc that does not provide any substance to the film.

Also read: “Aquaman 2 is a total mess”: DCU Fans Outrage After James Wan Reveals Truth Behind Ben Affleck’s Role in Jason Momoa’s Aquaman 2

James Wan’s Recent Comments May Answer Amber Heard’s Reduced Role

James Wan calls Aquaman 2 a buddy action adventure
James Wan calls Aquaman 2 a buddy action adventure

James Wan’s new Aquaman sequel seems to be primarily focused on the sibling relationship between Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry and Patrick Wilson’s Orm Marius. The various promotional material for the film hardly featured Amber Heard‘s Mera who had a significant role in the first film.

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Wan’s explanation of the change in direction in the sequel may provide the reason for Heard’s possibly reduced role. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Wan said that he had always wanted the first film to be a romantic action-adventure focused on Curry and Mera and the second film as a bromance action-adventure between Curry and Marius. Wan told the outlet,

“I always pitched this to everyone from the get-go. The first Aquaman was Arthur and Mera’s journey. The second movie was always going to be Arthur and Orm. So, the first was a romance action-adventure movie, the second one is a bromance action-adventure movie. We’ll leave it at that.”

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom sees the return of Momoa alongside Wilson, Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman. It is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 22, 2023.

Also read: “I’ve learned to never say never”: James Wan Breaks Silence on Returning for Aquaman 3 After James Gunn Wipes Out Zack Snyder’s DCEU from Existence

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