This was her first major part in a studio picture.
Amber Heard has disputed reports that her character as Mera may be recast in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”
According to an unnamed source, Warner Bros. has opted to replace Heard’s part in the 2023 film during a screen test of the sequel and will begin reshooting anytime soon, as reported by the news site Just Jared.
“Warner Bros. decided to recast Amber Heard’s role after screentesting the movie. They are going to be doing reshoots with Jason Momoa and Nicole Kidman,” the insider exclusively said to the publication.
However in a statement obtained by PEOPLE, a spokesperson for Heard claimed the allegations that she was cut from of the film were “inaccurate, insensitive, and slightly insane.”
Another sources close to the Aquaman production, which is set to hit theaters in March 2023, have also gave an update about the rumors saying, “Amber has not been completely cut from the film. She still has a small role.”
Heard is most recognized for starring with Jason Momoa, Willem Dafoe, and Patrick Wilson in Justice League’s Aquaman in 2018, which was one of Warner Bros.’ most successful DC films, earning over $1.1 billion and marking her first significant role in a studio film.
However, after she lost a defamation lawsuit brought by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, reports about her being deleted from the picture began to circulate on social media.
She testified in court that she was handed a revised version of the sequel’s screenplay that omitted a fight sequence, resulting in a “very pared-down version” of her role.
“I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that depicted my character and another character — without giving any spoilers away — two characters fighting with one another, and they basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch out,” she said at that time.
Reactions to Amber Heard Insists She Was Not Cut From “Aquaman 2”
When will Warner Brothers announce whether Amber Heard is still in Aquaman 2 or not?!?! I'm getting sick of seeing the rumors online that she's been cut.. Why don't they put the rumors to bed & just tell us if she's still in it or NOT!— ⚡️LivingDeadGirl⚡️ (@lovelytwisted64) June 15, 2022
It's getting annoying.
I've been a fan of Jason Momoa for years, watched every single movie and series he's in. I never thought I would say this but yes I'm boycotting Aquaman 2. I am deeply appalled by what Amber Heard did to Johnny Depp that it amounts more than my admiration for Jason. So sorry baby— illegirl ⁷ (@RkivedInMyHeart) June 10, 2022
I want a public Warner Bros statement if they really fired and recasted Amber Heard in Aquaman 2.— Elisa (@deppressead) June 14, 2022
And apologies to Johnny Depp by the way. 🙂
Amber Heard is still in Aquaman 2 & is getting a book deal?— Marie Watsen (@MarieWatsen) June 12, 2022
I don't even know how to process this BS