Despite being caught in a series of lies regarding being the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of actor Johnny Depp, Amber Heard will be back for Aquaman 2. The sequel that will film in 2021, will see Heard reprise the role of Mera. This news comes after Game of Thrones actress, Emilia Clarke was rumored to be taking over the role.
Depp and Heard have been locked in a brutal legal battle for months, with Heard accused of defaming her ex-husband. That apparently won’t have any effect on her return as Mera in Aquaman 2; she still expects to play a major co-starring role in the planned 2022 DCEU sequel.
Heard confirmed she will still return as the Atlantean queen after Depp requested a postponement of the suit from January until March-June. He requested the delay due to his schedule for Harry Potter franchise flick Fantastic Beasts 3.
According toDeadline, Heard will only agree to Depp’s proposed delay as long as it “would not entail any prejudice to her, much less unfair prejudice”. She expects to be shooting the upcoming Aquaman sequel in mid-2021, the star revealed.
Question marks have surrounded 34-year-old’s return in the sequel since the ongoing defamation case first began. DC fans have even collected more than 500,000 signatures on aChange.org petitiondemanding Warners Bros “remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 immediately.”
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