Although rumors online suggested Amber Heard had been fired from Aquaman 2, the claim about the Jason Momoa sequel has been debunked.
In the aftermath of Johnny Depp’s recent legal battles regarding the allegations of abuse made by Aquaman star Amber Heard, Warner Bros. decided to ask Depp to leave his role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. Some fans were instantly outraged, with many calling for Heard to be pulled from the upcoming Jason Momoa sequel which she already confirmed she’s set to star in. But a recent rumor online claimed she had recently been let go from the role.
The rumor was met with plenty of praise by a number of fans, but according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Ryan Parker, these reports are inaccurate. It seems like Amber Heard will still play Mera opposite Jason Momoa in Aquaman 2 and won’t be replaced. It’s not yet clear how big her role will be in the sequel and it’s entirely possible that her screen-time could be greatly reduced to avoid even more backlash, but that’s pure speculation at this point. Take a look below.
Told by a reliable source that reports of Amber Heard being fired off 'Aquaman 2' are inaccurate.
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) February 28, 2021
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Here’s the official synopsis for Jason Momoa’s first Aquaman film:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest regarding Amber Heard, Jason Momoa and the future of the DCEU, be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!
Source: Ryan Parker