Amber Heard shuts down speculations she won't reprise her role in Aquaman 2.
Amber Heard has poured water on the claims she's not going to return for her part as Mera in Aquaman 2.
Over the last 12 months, rumors have grown claiming the 34-year-old star would not be appearing in the sequel to the 2018 DC movie.
As a matter of fact, the petition from supporters of former husband Johnny Depp calling for her to be dropped from the film has gathered more than 1.2 million signatures, with advocates labeling Heard as a "domestic abuser." (She and Depp blamed each other of assault in litigations that are currently on hold).
Heard, though, crushed the expectations of her bashers speaking in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp married in 2015 in a private ceremony, but Heard filed for divorce a year later, accusing Depp of domestic abuse.
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On 12th November, the actress told EW:
I'm super excited about the amount of fan love and the amount of fan appreciation that Aquaman has acquired and that it has garnered so much excitement for Aquaman and Mera that it means we'll be coming back. I'm so excited to film that.
Warner Bros. reported in February 2019 Aquaman 2 will be out on 16th December 2022. Jason Momoa is set to return as Aquaman. Production is yet to commence.
Heard spoke a week after Warner Bros. compelled Depp to leave Fantastic Beasts 3, where he was expected to reprise the role of Grindelwald.
Days prior to the announcement, a British High Court judge discarded the libel charges he had brought against The Sun and found that the publication's accusations, which called Depp a "wife-beater," were "substantially true."
The actor consistently refuted any claims he assaulted or harassed his ex-wife. He has made a promise to appeal the lawsuit.
Depp, in addition, is embroiled in a different court dispute with the actress. In 2019, he lodged a $50 million defamation suit against Heard in Virginia after writing a Washington Post op-ed describing her as a domestic violence victim, without mentioning the actor. The lawsuit is still ongoing.
Friends and advisers told me I would never again work as an actress — that I would be blacklisted. A movie I was attached to recast my role.
I had just shot a two-year campaign as the face of a global fashion brand, and the company dropped me. Questions arose as to whether I would be able to keep my role of Mera in the movies Justice League and Aquaman.
The 34-year-old star continued,
I write this as a woman who had to change my phone number weekly because I was getting death threats.
For months, I rarely left my apartment, and when I did, I was pursued by camera drones and photographers on foot, on motorcycles, and in cars. Tabloid outlets that posted pictures of me spun them in a negative light.
Heard claimed she felt like she was on trial in the court of public sentiment—that her life and future relied on a myriad of decisions way beyond her control.