During the controversial court case involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, when she accused him of physical and psychological abuse, the star ended up being fired from the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.
That’s because he lost the libel lawsuit against The Sun, a UK newspaper that ran a long article claiming Depp’s guilt for Heard’s charges.
After that, fans of the actor launched numerous campaigns and petitions calling for Heard to be fired from the “Aquaman” sequel.
Through the tag #JusticeForJohnnyDepp, protesters cited audios in which the actress confesses to assaulting her ex-husband and mocks to say that no one would believe her version “because he’s a man”.
It turns out that the recordings for “Aquaman 2” have already started and Heard is still the interpreter of Princess Mera.
Additionally, producer Peter Safran told Deadline that Warner never considered firing her and the public had no say in influencing studio executives.
“Honestly, I don’t think we’ll ever react to pressure from the fans. You have to do what’s best for the movie. We thought that if we started working with James Wan and Jason Momoa again, we should also work with Amber Heard. This is what we really believe.
He continued, arguing that:
“No one knows what is behind so many protests on social media, and you don’t need to react to every topic trend or accept protests as if they’re gospel. I’ll say it again: we’re doing what’s best for the film.
In November of last year, Heard spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the protests against her and said:
“Paid rumors and social media campaigns don’t dictate casting choices because they’re not based on reality… I can’t wait to start working on the sequel next year.”
Speaking in the sequence, Jason Momoa confirmed that he has already arrived in London, England, for filming to continue.
The star returns as the main character, Arthur Curry’s alter ego.
As of now, there are still no plot details, but it is certain that the film will continue to expand the relationship between Arthur (Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard) as they venture into new dangers across the seven seas and the mainland. .
The sequel is slated for release in December 2022.
Launched in 2018, “Aquaman” grossed $ 1.148 billion worldwide, becoming one of DC’s biggest financial hits in partnership with Warner Bros.
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