After a long battle for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom with petitions and reshoots; the movie might finally be finding some direction. What once started as reshoots to increase the role of Ben Affleck’s Batman in the movie has perhaps soon enough turned into reshoots that would fit in having Amber Heard’s Mera removed from the project completely.
The major reshoots for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom have been happening at such a large scale that almost every actor involved in the project has been asked to come back for a couple of scenes. This, however, would happen to not involve Amber Heard.
Amber Heard Might Not Be In Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom
It has been reported that Amber Heard might not have been asked to return for the reshoots of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, or rather, the reshoots are happening to remove her role from the movie itself. The actress plays Princess Mera, who is an assassin as well as a warrior, along with the main love interest for Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry, aka, Aquaman.
Rumors that first began as the actress being replaced from the role by Emilia Clarke were then botched down to reshoots making her role minimal, close to none in the movie. Her entire debacle in the Depp v. Heard defamation trial led fans to go against the actress, to the extent that they wished to boycott her. The petition that demanded Heard be removed from the movie completely was responded to by the DCEU to give her only the bare minimum role, not being able to completely remove her from the movie.
Sources like Syd Abdul, who had initially claimed that the Supergirl movie is going to be canceled and was the first to report on The Flash undergoing massive reshoots, was the one who reported on Heard being removed from the movie as well.
The Fans React To Amber Heard Being Removed From Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom
Ever since the news of Amber Heard not being in the movie itself has been announced, fans all over social media have been in a dilemma of how Warner Bros. Discovery plans on removing the actress altogether from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Hope they don't kill Mera just replace the actress
— Zack (@ItsZacknight) October 24, 2022
If true best news ever
— Peach (@Peachyfruitcake) October 24, 2022
Please be true!! pic.twitter.com/e175wXeUoW
— Jodie B (@jodikins87) October 24, 2022
— Sigma Kent (@AverageFilmAPR) October 24, 2022
While they stand to be overjoyed with her lack of involvement in the movie, they also hold out the confusion of who might be replacing the actress and how WBD would be handling her departure.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, starring Jason Momoa along with Nicole Kidman is set to release on 25th December 2023.