Johnny Depp’s History With ‘Aquaman’ Star Amber Heard To Be Excluded In Upcoming Assault Trial

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A judge has ruled that Johnny Depp’s history with Aquaman star Amber Heard will be excluded in the Fantastic Beasts stars upcoming assault trial.

In July 2018, Gregg “Rocky” Brooks sued Johnny Depp for allegedly assaulting him on the set of City of Lies in April 2017. The plaintiff claims Johnny Depp punched him twice in the rib cage after losing his temper over a scheduling issue before the actor was “physically removed” from the set while screaming at Brooks, saying “I will give you $100,000 to punch me in the face right now!”

Now, Judge Holly J. Fujie has ruled that Johnny Depp’s relationship with his ex-wife and Aquaman star Amber Heard will be off-limits in the upcoming assault trial, as will evidence of the Fantastic Beasts stars alleged alcohol and drug abuse. Furthermore, Judge Fujie granted Johnny Depp’s request to have his “financial condition” kept away from jurors ahead of the assault trial’s start date on October 21 in Los Angeles.

Johnny Depp argued for his history with Aquaman‘s Amber Heard, who has accused him of domestic abuse, to be excluded in the trial as the details of their divorce could “improperly sway the jury.” In filings obtained by The Daily News, Johnny Depp’s lawyers made the following argument in favor of excluding the actor’s history with Amber Heard:

Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard divorced in 2016, and Ms. Heard made false accusations about purported domestic abuse, which are the subject of an ongoing action in the State of Virginia commenced by Mr. Depp against Ms. Heard for defamation. […] The issues in this case are narrow: either Mr. Depp assaulted Mr. Brooks on the date of the incident, or he did not. Any commentary or evidence regarding Mr. Depp’s unrelated disputes with Ms. Heard is entirely irrelevant.”

Aquaman star Amber Heard and Johnny Depp had reached a join settlement in August 2016, with both actors releasing a joint statement saying neither party made “false accusations for financial gain.”

Johnny Depp is currently set to reprise his role as Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts film while Amber Heard is expected to return as Mera in the Aquaman sequel. In the meantime, fans can revisit Amber Heard’s first appearance as Mera on all home media formats of Aquaman.

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.

Source: Daily News

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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