Amber Heard’s personal life controversy is affecting her future on ‘Aquaman 2’. Let’s find out more about the upcoming movie and the future of its characters.
Despite rumours, Amber Heard has not been fired from ‘Aquaman 2‘. Various sources suggested that Emilia Clarke would be replacing Amber Heard for the role of Mera, but that is not true. However, another new female lead’s involvement in ‘Aquaman 2’ might be true. Amber Heard is currently on the receiving end of a lot of hate. Let’s find out more about that, and her involvement is ‘Aquaman 2’.
- An online petition to axe Amber Heard from ‘Aquaman 2’
- Is Amber Heard afraid of losing the limelight?
- A new female lead in ‘Aquaman 2’?
An online petition to axe Amber Heard from ‘Aquaman 2’
An online petition has been surfacing the internet for a while now. Created by Jeanne Larson, the petition urges the studio personnel to remove Amber Heard from the upcoming ‘Aquaman’ sequel. The petition has managed to get over 1.8 million signatures. In the description, Heard has been called a domestic abuser by her ex-husband Johnny Depp. It mentions the numerous occasions on which Depp has suffered abuse at the hands of his ex-wife.
Larson further shared an incident where Heard punches Depp twice in the face and another time where she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle that had to be re-attached surgically. The petition supported the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor and talked about how men also face domestic abuse. Hence, the petition suggested that action should be taken to prevent Heard from being part of ‘Aquaman 2’.
Is Amber Heard afraid of losing the limelight?
Currently, the ‘Aquaman’ actress is receiving a lot of hate from the audience. Her ‘Aquaman 2’ character Mera has been a hot topic of debate for a while now. Fans have been wanting the studio to fire her. According to rumours, the studio has decided to cast a female lead alongside Heard’s character on ‘Aquaman 2’. It was revealed that the news of the female lead’s casting has reached Heard, who is quite upset with the decision. Amber Heard is worried about sharing the limelight.
In case you are not aware, Heard’s ex-husband Johnny Depp lost the libel trial against a highly popular British tabloid that tagged him a wife-beater in 2018. Depp, who played the role of Gellert Grindelwald, was sacked from ‘Fantastic Beast‘. Johnny Depp confirmed the studio’s decision on his Instagram account.
“I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and I have respected and agreed to that request.”
Later, Warner Bros. also confirmed Depp’s sacking. They mentioned that his role will be played by another actor, which is not confirmed yet. The actor first played Grindelwald in 2016’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. He was preparing to start shooting for the third part in 2021. Johnny Depp has further been sacked from many other future projects too.
Since his announcement, fans have been targeting Amber Heard and signing the petition to sack her from ‘Aquaman 2’. Warner Bros is also being constantly requested to remove her character.
A new female lead in ‘Aquaman 2’?
Many reports have been suggesting that Amber Heard will be removed from ‘Aquaman ‘2. But that is not true. Instead, the studio is planning to balance things out. As per “We Got This Covered”, director James Wan is on the search for another female lead of Asian descent. She will balance Herad’s role as Princess Mera and also reduce her on-screen time. The new lead will play the role of Dolphin. She is a well-known comic book character and Arthur Curry’s occasional lover.
Dolphin’s character was first introduced in 1968 as a normal human girl. She accidentally fell overboard on a cruise ship and was assumed to have drowned. But actually, she was abducted by mysterious creatures who used her to test aquatic genetic modifications.
The new character’s casting is being done to remove the focus surrounding Heard’s personal life controversies.
Tell us if you would like to see Amber Heard continue her role of Mera or should another actor replace her in ‘Aquaman 2’!