Amber Heard’s trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp has seemingly taken her time away from shooting any type of movie. Her next appearance will be co-staring in the James Wan Superhero sequel “Aquaman 2” alongside Jason Momoa. While there are rumors of Heard’s role being significantly cut from the film, nobody from Warner Bros. has came out saying that was true. Now it seems as if someone from the movie fought hard to keep Heard in the film.
On Monday, entertainment consultant Kathryn Arnold was called to the stand to discuss Heard’s mark in the industry. At one point, discussions turned towards her role in the upcoming Warner Bros. project. According to Arnold, there were indeed conversations within the studio regarding whether Heard should be hired for the movie.
Arnold then went on saying that both the director James Wan and Jason Momoa were “adamant” about keeping Heard involved with the project. She testified that during the studio conversations Momoa and Wan gave their full support behind Heard. Arnold also gave an interesting tidbit about helping re-negotiating Momoa’s contract which helped Momoa gain a significant salary increase from the first Aquaman film to the second installment.
Heard played a big role in the first Aquaman as the character Mera. During CinemaCon this past April, Warner Bros. showed a quick preview of the second film, which included a lot of shots of Heard’s Mera. With so much happening in Heard’s life, it will be interesting to see how much of a role Mera will play this time around.
What do you make of Arnold’s comments and do you think Heard’s Mera will play a major role in the next Aquaman film? Sound off in the comments section below.