The scandal-ridden actor now has “less than 10 minutes of playing time” according to reports.
Criticism of actress Amber Heard could lead to a heavily toned down role in the upcoming “Aquaman” sequel.
According to a (unconfirmed) rumor published by Movieweb and TMZ, among others, Warner Bros. has cut Heard’s role as Mera – she has “less than 10 minutes of playing time”, says film journalist Grace Randolph.
If this is true it could be one of the reasons why “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is delayed. James Wan’s superhero movie was supposed to go to the cinema at Christmas 2022 but will instead come in March 2023, which became clear a few weeks ago. The studio has not given an official reason for the changed release date.
Name collection against Heard close to 3 million signatures
There has been a storm around Amber Heard since she accused her ex-husband Johnny Depp of assault in 2016. He sued her in early 2019 for libel after Heard published a column in the Washington Post that once again painted Depp as violent – he claims in his fortunately it is she who abused him during the relationship. The actor has lost his roles in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Fantastic Monsters” movies due to the negative pressure.
Word for word, and the ongoing trial can determine who is telling the truth. Meanwhile, Depp’s fans have sharply criticized Heard, and the DC movie “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” where they demanded that Amber Heard be fired.
A collection of names on Change.org where it is demanded that Heard be cut completely out of the film has at the time of writing collected over 2,700,000 signatures.