Amber Heard’s name was already popular before she was sued for defamation by Johnny Depp, but that trial blasted her into infamy. Now, her part in Aquaman 2 has been slashed, because fans just didn’t want to see her in the film.
Warner Bros Discovery is still working out their plans for the upcoming DC Film Universe. It will be an epic 10-year affair, with plenty of films to come. Amber Heard’s part will likely not be a substantial one, and fans will be happy to hear that.
During a recent Twitter Spaces conversation between Fandango’s Erik Davis and The Wrap‘s Umberto Gonzalez, they talked about Amber Heard’s role Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and just what the project initially had plans for her.
Davis: “Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, I’ve heard is done too… And whatever Amber Heard is in it, that’s what you’re getting. I don’t know if you know more about that, if they’re trying to kind of make some moves there, but from what I heard, that film’s done and I heard it’s awesome too.”
Gonzalez: “Yeah it is. She’s still a part of it. They’re not just going to like, erase her outright, either. She’s barely in the movie. She’s in it for like, according to one of my sources, she’s in it for about 20 minutes or so. I don’t know if that remains or if it gets more or if it’s lessened… Anything could happen between now and the time that movie is released, so yeah.”
Following the controversy surrounding Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s case, the public turned against her. They called for a total boycott of the film, but it’s likely that cutting so much of her screen time will appease those angry fans for now. At least we know how much time they originally had planned for her.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will premiere in theaters on March 17, 2023.