The current screentime for Amber Heard in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom may have been revealed.
All eyes are on the future of the DC Extended Universe right now. Nowadays, it seems like the franchise finds itself subject to negative press due to numerous regime changes as well as some off-set drama regarding some of the talent involved with their films. One example involves actress Amber Heard, and her future as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Amber Heard has been embroiled in controversy and is viewed quite negatively under the court of public opinion following her defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp. She ended up losing the trial, and that outcome has led to speculation regarding how Warner Bros. Pictures may update her role in the upcoming Aquaman sequel, in which she reportedly has a smaller role compared to the predecessor.
Mera still won’t be removed.
Heroic Hollywood founder and editor-in-chief Umberto Gonzalez participated in a Twitter Space with Erik Davis to discuss the future of DC Films following the cancellation of Batgirl and was asked about updates regarding the Aquaman sequel and where Amber Heard’s screentime is currently at:
Erik Davis: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, I’ve heard is done too… And whatever Amber Heard is in it, that’s what you’re getting. I don’t know if you know more about that, if they’re trying to kind of make some moves there, but from what I heard, that film’s done and I heard it’s awesome too.
Umberto Gonzalez: Yeah it is. She’s still a part of it. They’re not just going to like, erase her outright, either. She’s barely in the movie. She’s in it for like, according to one of my sources, she’s in it for about 20 minutes or so. I don’t know if that remains or if it gets more or if it’s lessened… Anything could happen between now and the time that movie is released, so yeah.
Here is the upcoming Aquaman sequel’s synopsis:
When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.
Directed by James Wan, the upcoming sequel stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Arthur Curry, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Vincent Regan as Atlan, Jani Zaho as Stingray, Indya Moore as Karshon, and Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbæk in an unknown role.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on March 17, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film along with Amber Heard’s future as Mera, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Twitter Space