During Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s ongoing lawsuit, Heard has claimed that his role and participation in the upcoming Aquaman sequel has been “significantly curtailed”. Heard was originally signed to a three-picture deal alongside Jason Momoa in Aquaman as Mera, and made a quick cameo in the Justice League film reprising his role.
The third image is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, a sequel slated for release in 2023, but Heard said it’s almost gone, adding that she fought to stay in the film and even claiming that Warner Bros. didn’t want to include it. in the movie.
“I was given a script, then new versions of the script that had cut scenes that had action, that depicted my character and another character, without giving any spoiler, two characters fighting against each other. other, and they basically took a bunch of my role,” Heard said (via Variety). “They just took out a bunch of them.”
Both Depp and Heard have reportedly lost their jobs in recent years due to the fallout from their relationship, which involves numerous abuse allegations. Depp was cut from the Fantastic Beasts franchise as the malevolent mage Grindelwald and replaced by Mads Mikkelsen. Depp’s testimony also revealed that he was written out of a potential sixth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer was recently quoted as saying there were no plans to bring Depp back “at this stage”.
Heard’s statements about job loss came just on the third day of her testimony in Depp’s libel lawsuit against her, while Depp is counter-suing Heard for the infamous 2018 Washington Post Editorial she wrote.