The trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues to make a lot of talk. This event will have repercussions on the careers of the two actors. Warner admits having considered replacing the interpreter of Mera for “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”
The current trial
The confrontation between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, has not yet found its outcome. The case is very complex, whereas the two accuse each other of domestic violence.
The trial is closely followed by the American media and also by the fans of the two personalities. Whatever it is, they will each leave feathers in this affair. This is precisely the case for Johnny Depp, who has already lost big.
In addition to losing his role as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbeanhe was landed from the saga Fantastic Beasts, being replaced by Mads Mikkelsen. In general, we feel that Hollywood no longer wants him.
Until now, Amber Heard was rather spared by the industrybut the situation is changing.
Amber Heard could have been replaced in Aquaman 2
It is true that one can wonder if Warner and DC are going to take the risk of keeping it in Aquaman 2 when we know thata bad buzz can have an influence on the box office. Even if the filming has already taken place, an eviction during editing cannot be ruled out.
Without going that far, it is possible that it is significantly less present on the screen (which the actress had already criticized a few days ago) compared to what was planned. We recall that it is Warner who has already chosen to replace Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets.
Variety explain that the studio actually raised the question of a replacement for Amber Heard. Walter Hamada, president of the DC Films branch, was summoned to the trial of the star to give his testimony.
On this occasion, he admitted that the producers played the watch for several weeks to preserve the option of a recast. However, he specifies that any change was above all justified by the lack of chemistry between the actress and Jason Momoa in the first movie.
Although Walter Hamada said the lawsuit was not a factor that entered the equation, Amber Heard’s lawyers pointed out that she could have lost the role and that she could not. renegotiate his salary.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom should arrive on French screens on March 15, 2023. Until then, a rebound can take place…