It’s very unclear what Warner Bros plans to do about Amber Heard’s role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. While it was previously reported that her role would be cut down or removed entirely, it seems they’re testing all of their options. One such report suggests that Warner Bros tested a cut of Aquaman 2 which actually gave Amber Heard 20 minutes of screen time throughout the movie. As such, fans are now prepared to boycott the film if Amber Heard does receive that amount of screen time.
This is evident on Twitter, where fans have taken to share their disappointment about the report. It’s worth noting that Warner Bros chose to fire Johnny Depp from his role in the Fantastic Beasts film, as such fans believe it’s fair that Amber Heard is removed from her upcoming film as well. And considering how many signatures a petition to have Amber Heard removed from the film has received, it’s clear there there are a lot of upset fans out there.
Here’s what some of them are saying on Twitter:
Of course, some fans do believe the film is still worth supporting for innocent cast and crew members like Jason Momoa. In any case, Warner Bros is still stuck between a rock and a hard place with this decision. But considering the film won’t be released until next year, we have plenty of time to see what they choose to do. But assuming they keep Amber Heard in, there just might be a boycott as a result.
James Wan, director of the first Aquaman film, returned to direct this installment 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 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.