Amber Heard says Warner Bros. “didn’t want to include me” in the upcoming “Aquaman” sequel due to the fallout from her divorce from Johnny Depp. The actor said during his defamation lawsuit against Depp that she was “actively scheduling the filming” of the second “Aquaman” movie until Depp’s team called her a liar over her abuse allegations against Depp . Heard said “communications” about the sequel “stopped at that point.”
Heard of playing the role of Mera in several Warner Bros. comic book movies. and DC Entertainment. She debuted as a “Justice League” character in what she called “a three-picture option.” The second film was “Aquaman”, in which she had a more co-lead role opposite Jason Momoa and for which she earned $1 million. Heard said she earned twice as much for “Aquaman 2,” the third film on her contract, but also said her role in the film was “a very stripped down version.”
“I was given a script, then new versions of the script that had cut out scenes that had action, which depicted my character and another character, without giving any spoiler, two characters fighting each other another, and they basically took a bunch of my role,” Heard said. “They just took out a bunch of them.”
Reports surfaced earlier this year that Head only appears in about 10 minutes of the “Aquaman” sequel, officially titled “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” James Wan returns to directing the film after earning strong reviews for 2018’s “Aquaman,” which grossed over $1 billion worldwide. Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison and Nicole Kidman join Momoa and Heard in the sequel.
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is set to be released on March 17, 2023.