As the lawsuit between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard continues, fans are becoming increasingly upset with Amber Heard. The negativity towards her has gotten so strong that the petition to have her removed from Aquaman 2 has grown to incredible numbers. While Warner Bros hasn’t taken any action towards removing Amber Heard from the film, it appears she still might have insignificant screen time.
This information was reported via YouTuber Grace Randolph. They say that Amber Heard has less than ten minutes of screen time. While she’s still in the film, it seems the reduced screen time is still a direct result of everyone’s negativity towards her.
As noted in the tweet below:
The negativity towards Amber Heard is in direct response to her allegations which cost Johnny Depp his roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts films. Fans were outraged that Amber Heard was able to keep her role as Mera in the upcoming Aquaman sequel. Now that Amber Heard has an alleged ten minutes of screen time left, it’s possible even that could get removed if things continue to go downhill. With that said, it’s unclear how or if Warner Bros will edit Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom to work without Amber Heard or with little of her as possible. But fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates as we have them.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is going to be directed by James Wan, director of the first Aquaman film, from a screenplay written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. He co-wrote the first Aquaman film alongside Will Beall and James Wan.
The film will once again star actor Jason Momoa as the titular superhero, Aquaman. The aforementioned Amber Heard will reprise her role as Mera. The cast also includes Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta.
Audiences can currently expect Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom to be released early next year on March 17, 2023.