Amber Heard revealed that she’s unsure if she’ll make the final cut of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
The defamation trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp is still ongoing, and throughout this week, Heard continues to take the stand to testify against her ex-husband. Now, one of the major stories from the ongoing trial involves her role as Mera in the DC Extended Universe, particularly when it comes to the upcoming sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
On May 17, 2022, Amber Heard testified that she was initially released from her contract prior to filming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. During the trial, she stated as follows regarding her role in the DCEU:
“They released me from my contract. And, I fought to stay in it, and they kept me in it; I just don’t know how much I’m in, actually, of the final cut… I don’t know if I will even be in the final cut or how much I will be. It was difficult to stay in the movie.”
What could Amber Heard’s future as Mera after Aquaman 2 look like?
This development from the trial continues to hint at a significantly smaller role for Amber Heard’s Mera compared to her sizable role in James Wan’s 2018 film, in which she received second billing behind Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa. Based on the synopsis and from what was announced during CinemaCon recently, it appears that the relationship between Momoa’s Arthur Curry and Patrick Wilson’s Orm Marius/Ocean Master will be focused on more.
Here is the synopsis for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom:
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/Aquaman, 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 Amber Heard in the upcoming DC sequel, the ongoing Johnny Depp case, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
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