Amber Heard will not be leaving the cast of “Aquaman 2”, which is currently filming under the direction of James Wan. Despite fan petitions calling for her firing, the producer says there was never any question of replacing her.
Currently filming under the direction of James Wan, who is back after the success of the first opus, Aquaman 2 could have been done without Amber Heard, whose several Johnny Depp fans have demanded the dismissal with great reinforcements of petitions and other words- sharps on Twitter? If producer Peter Safran is to be believed, the answer is no. And the question never arose.
Podcast guest Deadline Hero Nation, as part of the release of The Suicide Squad of which he is also the producer, Peter Safran wanted to be clear about the interpreter of Mera: “I don’t think we’ll ever react to what I think is pure fan pressure.”, did he declare. “Our goal is to do what’s best for the movie. And we figured if it was going to be with James Wan and Jason Momoa, it would be with Amber Heard as well.”
“Just knowing what is going on in the Twitter sphere does not mean that we have to react, take [ce qui est dit] for gospel word or to grant wishes [des fans]. We have to do what’s right for the movie, and that’s the way we did it. “ And this, therefore, despite the anger of Internet users which resumed again in June, when James Wan announced the start of filming of the sequel, entitled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
For many, Amber Heard’s presence in the cast is seen as an injustice to Johnny Depp’s dismissal from Fantastic Beasts 3, in which he was set to reprise the role of Gellert Grindelwald. A few days before his ouster, the favorite actor of Tim Burton had indeed lost a libel lawsuit against the tabloid The Sun, who relayed the accusations that he had hit his ex-girlfriend.
While the two former spouses are still on trial, for mutual domestic violence, the court ruled in favor of the Sun, last November. Found guilty of the facts brought to light by the newspaper, the actor was therefore asked to leave the cast of the Harry Potter spin-off. Gathered, for many, around the #JusticeForJohnnyDepp, many fans believe that the same should have been true for the actress with Aquaman 2.
But only the lawsuit opposing Johnny Depp to Sun came to a conclusion. The one between the actor and Amber Heard, accused of defamation since 2019, is due to be tried next April, and that is when the court will rule, perhaps definitively, on their case. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will next hit our theaters on December 14, 2022.