Will Warner Brothers Keep Amber Heard in Aquaman Franchise if She Loses the Johnny Depp Trial

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The defamation trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is the talk of the town with the trial expected to end on May 27th.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
The defamation trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Heard for $50 million over an article she wrote in The Washington Post in 2018, in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse”. Though Heard did not mention Depp by his name in the article, the latter claimed that it has cost him acting roles. She then countersued him for $100million claiming that Depp defamed her when his legal team referred to her claims as “fake” and a “sexual violence hoax”.

Though, with the recent cross-examination held in the courtroom, Amber Heard faced backlash from the public. Now, that the trial is coming towards its end, will Warner Brothers keep Aquaman star in the franchise if she loses the lawsuit.


Aquaman Franchise Will Keep Amber Heard If She Loses The Defamation Trial

Amber Heard
Amber Heard in Aquaman

Amber Heard will be playing Mera in the Aquaman sequelAquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Even though an online campaign for her removal has been made with supporters hoping that she would be fired the same way as Johnny Depp was dropped from the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

However, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom producer Peter Safran stated that the campaign will not be affecting Heard’s role in the upcoming movie.

“One is not unaware of what is going on in the Twitter-verse, but that doesn’t mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes. You have to do what’s right for the film, and that’s really where we landed on it.”


Aquaman Franchise Won’t Keep Amber Heard If She loses the Trial

Amber Heard
Aquaman Franchise removing Amber Heard

While the Aquaman producer stated that Amber Heard in the sequel was never in question but the franchise might be affected by the online petition.

In a conversation with CBS News, Amber Heard revealed that she was released from her contract before filming. “They released me from my contract. And, I fought to stay in it, and they kept me in it; I just don’t know how much I’m in, actually, of the final cut.”

Later, she told that she was unsure about her involvement in the movie, “I don’t know if I will even be in the final cut or how much I will be. It was difficult to stay in the movie.”


Even though, nothing could be said unless the final verdict is told. Though communities have been divided according to people who are in favor or against Heard in the defamation trial.





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