Warner BrosWalter Hamada, head of DC’s movies division, said in court that they were considering removing Heard from the movie.
Warner Bros. The head of their studio’s DC Films department was heard as a witness in the lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard on Tuesday. President Walter Hamada said in his statement that the studio was considering giving the character of Mera, played by Amber Heard in the first film, to another actress in the sequel.
According to Hamada’s statement, the idea was discussed because Heard thought he didn’t have good on-screen chemistry with lead actor Jason Momoa. Heard eventually got a role in the sequel, but his lawyers argued that he nearly lost his job due to the backlash of allegations of domestic abuse against Johnny Depp and could not renegotiate for more money. Amber Heard, who has filed a lawsuit against Johnny Depp for defamation, is demanding $100 million for her career being badly affected.
Walter Hamada was the first witness called by the Depp side in court, which began to refute Heard’s counterclaim. Testifying with the video link, Hamada said of Amber Heard’s “Aquaman and the allegations of harassment played no role in any considerations of replacing him with another actor in Lost Kingdom.
Stating that the chemistry between Momoa and Heard in the first movie could not be achieved in the way the studio wanted and they handled it in post-production, Hamada argued that this was the main factor in the thought of removing Amber Heard from the movie.
Over the past few weeks, fans have believed that Amber Heard lied and slandered Depp. Aquaman They started a petition to have him removed from the sequel. However, Amber Heard claimed in her statement last week that her role in the movie was greatly reduced.