Maybe IT IS a good thing Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom was punted to 2023. If it had come out this year the only thing people would have been talking about regarding it is disgraced bed pooping actress, Amber Heard. Heard was cast as Mera waaaay back during Zack Snyder’s Justice League and has portrayed the DC Comics heroine ever since. But with daily news updates regarding her abusive former relationship with Johnny Depp is starting to reveal her more as a perpetrator instead of a victim, people feel lied to and betrayed by the actress.
Like Jussie Smollett, Heard portrayed herself as a victim of violence but has been revealed through the court case that her story doesn’t add up and Depp might not be completely guilty.
Now a petition to remove heard from future DCEU films has been made and over two million people have signed it. Last time a petition by the fans was made like this by DC fans they got The Snyder Cut of Justice League.
But it almost didn’t happen. Apparently Heard was almost let go after the first film due to her lack of chemistry with star Jason Momoa. Reports of these concerns hail from a deposition that will be included in her defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp, the deposition coming from DC Films President Walter Hamada.
Interestingly, the new report also claims that though Heard was ultimately brought back for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the actress was not allowed to negotiate a pay increase for her role in the film. Her team states that this inability to request a raise stemmed from her involvement with Johnny Depp and their heated divorce proceedings. Heard also has reportedly been unable to book any other major roles or brand endorsement in recent months due to the scandal going on between her and her ex-husband.
Heard has scoffed at previous petitions trying to get her fired from Aquaman stating, “Paid rumors and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality,” the thespian scoffed in a statement. “Only the fans actually made ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Aquaman 2’ happen. I’m excited to get started next year.”
As mentioned earlier, if the Snyder Cut taught us anything it’s that the power of a fanbase is quite powerful and influential. Ignoring it could be the worst thing you can do.
What do you think? Should Heard be fired? Let us know in the comments.