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“They Didn’t Want to Include Me”: Amber Heard Says She Fought Hard to Be In Aquaman 2

As the Johnny depp Amber Heard trial resumed, more and more groundbreaking revelations are making it to the public. A new Amber Heard Aquaman 2 revelation reveals the actress was almost kicked out of the project by Warner Brothers. If this is true, then we almost had a new actress playing Mera in the DC Extended Universe movie. Things are getting way too interesting right now. Let’s dive in.

Amber Heard Aquaman 2 Role – EXPLAINED

Aquaman 2 Director James Wan Unfollows Amber Heard on Instagram
Aquaman 2 Director James Wan Unfollows Amber Heard on Instagram

The Never Back Down actress first found fame in the superhero genre after appearing as Mera in the DC extended Universe movie – Justice League. She also made an appearance in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Amber Heard played a vital role in James Wan’s Aquaman movie, where he was paired up as Jason Momoa’s romantic lead. Aquaman 2 is in full swing right now and the movie is making quite a few rounds all over the internet for all the wrong reasons.

Aquaman and the lost kingdom producer breaks silence
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – Should Amber Heard be in it?

After Disney and Warner Brothers kicked Johnny Depp out of major movie projects like Pirates 6 and Fantastic Beasts 3, Depp fans asked the studios to treat Amber Heard in similar fashion. “Guilty until proven innocent” is a term many fans agree to in cases like these. The way the societal norms were broken to accommodate Amber Heard’s case but were kept in place to keep Depp heard out was not justified at all. This is why fans had been trying to start petitions to bring Johnny Depp back into the franchises he lost in the last few years. In the meantime, they also want Amber Heard to be kicked out of Aquaman 2, seemingly the last great Hollywood project of her career in the foreseeable future.

Amber Heard Takes The Stand, Says She “Fought Really Hard” After Johnny Depp Split To Be In Aquaman 2

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Amber Heard on monday for direct testimony

As much as we would like to believe that (sarcasm), there is no way we would agree that Amber Heard was not at fault at some level. Amber Heard took the stand to testify under oath. She claims Warner Brothers did not want her back in Aquaman 2 in the light of such wild controversies around her. She was forced to ‘fight really hard’ to save her spot in the movie. Aquaman 2 ended up giving back her role but her screen-time was drastically reduced. Amber Heard was given multiple, revised Aquaman 2 scripts. Each script reduced her role in the movie and took away scenes that had her performing action sequences.

Amber Heard - Aquaman 2
Amber Heard – Aquaman 2

This is what she said in court:

“I had to fight really hard to keep my career after I got my restraining order against Depp. I lost opportunities. Got dropped from jobs and campaigns. I fought to keep my job and the biggest movie opportunity I had to date [with] Justice League with the option to [star in] Aquaman. I had to fight really hard to stay in Justice League because that was the time of the divorce.”

“They Basically Took A Bunch Out Of My Role”: Amber Heard Blames Warner Brothers For ‘Pared-Down Role’

Why aquaman 2 went ahead with Amber Heard
Amber Heard in Aquaman

Now pointing her guns at Warner Brothers, Amber Heard claims the studio tried to ostracize her. She claims “[Warner Brothers] didn’t want to include me.” Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard alleged that her role as Mera in Aquaman 2 was drastically reduced to a “very pared-down version of that role.”

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

The subsequent Amber Heard testimony reportedly confirms all previous Aquaman 2 rumors:

“I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that depicted my character and another character, without giving any spoiler aways, two characters fighting with one another, and they basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch out.” 

Fans Want More: They Want Amber Heard Completely Out Of Aquaman & The Lost Kingdom

Fans Want Amber Heard Kicked Out Of Aquaman 2
Fans Want Amber Heard Kicked Out Of Aquaman 2

A Change.Org petition has already amassed a legion of signatures online. “Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2” petition has gained almost 4.2 Million signatures at the time of this writing. It is well on its way to reach 4.5 Million signatures, becoming one of the most signed petitions ever in Change.Org history.

How Much was Amber Heard Paid For Both Aquaman Movies

Amber Heard Mera Aquaman
Amber Heard – Mera in Aquaman

Amber Heard says that according to her contract with WB Studios, she was paid $1 Million for Aquaman. It was $2 Million for Aquaman 2. That is excluding any box office royalties and bonuses inclusive of her contract. It comes into play if the movie crosses a set Box Office benchmark. She has also worked in an independent movie called “Into the Fire”, for which she was paid $65,000.

Aquaman 2, starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, is set for release on March 17, 2023.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.