Many fans have been hoping that Amber Heard would be removed from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom AKA Aquaman 2. With her recent legal history, some fans feel like she deserves to be “cancelled” in the same way that her ex-husband Johnny Depp was. However, it looks like Amber Heard still has a role in the Aquaman sequel.
A new rumor claims that a recent screening of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom retained Amber Heard’s role as Mera. Interestingly, however, they also reveal which cast members were apparently removed from the film.
This comes not long after several reports that the DCU will be heavily changed going forward. James Gunn and Peter Safran were recently placed in charge of the brand and the newly-formed DC Studios. As such, and with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom still a year away, it seems we could still see plenty of changes.
It ultimately lists both Ben Affleck’s Batman and Willem Dafoe’s Vulko as having been absent from the screening. Here’s the post:
Perhaps Ben Affleck and Willem Dafoe could be placed back into the film before it’s released. Or, of course, perhaps Amber Heard could also be removed.
Ultimately, we’re just going to have to wait and see what happens. But for now it looks like Warner Bros is still comfortable with having Amber Heard as part of Aquaman 2.
James Wan, director of the first Aquaman film, returned to direct Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom from a screenplay written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. He co-wrote the first Aquaman film alongside Will Beall and James Wan.
The sequel 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 late next year on December 25, 2023.