Former Fantastic Beasts star Johnny Depp wanted Warner Bros. to remove Amber Heard from her role as Mera in James Wan’s Aquaman.
A detailed new piece from The Hollywood Reporter revealed an insight into the ongoing drama between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in the aftermath of the recent libel case in the United Kingdom. The former Fantastic Beasts star lost the case against The Sun and News Group Newspapers after they had branded him a “wife-beater” in an article discussing the Harry Potter spin-off and Depp’s alleged abuse against his ex-wife. The new report briefly detailed how Depp wanted Heard pulled from playing Mera in Aquaman opposite Jason Momoa.
Aside from outlining a series of violent texts from Johnny Depp, the report revealed a message he sent to his sister Christi Dembrowski. In the aftermath of his divorce from Amber Heard in 2016, the star had seemingly tried to ruin her ongoing career using Dembrowski’s connections at Warner Bros. According to THR, the message simply read “I want her replaced on the WB film.” In recent news, Amber Heard confirmed she’ll reprise her role as Mera in Aquaman 2, as fans continue to push the studio to pull the actress from the upcoming sequel.
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Amber Heard is expected to return as Mera in the yet-to-be-titled Aquaman sequel. For now, fans can see Heard as Mera in Aquaman. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
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.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter