After the backlash Warner Bros. has been receiving amid the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial for keeping the actress in movies, it appears they are now conceding the fans' wishes and partially cutting her participation in the second installment of the DC Comic movie 'Aquaman'.
While the trial has not released any conclusions, people on social media are turning to Johnny Depp's side after all the witnesses so far have testified that it was not Amber the abused but the abuser.
Johnny Depp was removed from movie franchises such as Pirates of the Caribbean and the Fantastic Beasts saga even before a trial was held in place. Now, despite not being declared guilty (yet) it has been revealed that Warner Bros. Is trying to deal with Amber Heard's negative impact and this scandal.
So, long story short it has been revealed that Amber Heard's screen time in Aquaman 2 has been reduced to less than 10 minutes. The actress portrays Mera, a heroine, and warrior who tries to save Atlantis. In the comics, she is also Aquaman's wife.
This revelation was released by film journalist Grace Randolph who tweeted about it and revealed that Amber Heard's participation in Aquaman will be minimal. I hear #AmberHeard has less than 10 min of screentime in #Aquaman2”
In an interesting turn of events, TMZ has noted that back in January 'Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom' finished production back in January and everyone appeared to be celebrating around, but no one tagged Amber Heard. Jason Momoa himself has been promoting the film on his social media platform but no Mera was spotted around.
The topic of removing Amber Heard and replacing her is not new. In fact, Peter Safran, producer for "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," has said that they will not be removing her from her role just because fans want to.
"I don't think that we're ever going to react to, honestly, to just pure fan pressure," Safran said on Deadline's "Hero Nation" podcast. "Because, you know, you've gotta do what you feel is best for the movie." He continued: "We felt that if it's James Wan and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. And that's really what it was."
Whether she is being replaced or cut from the movie, what is true is that is having a bad impact that recently was revealed in court that she used the first Aquaman premiere to promote her op-ed written in The Washington Post indicating in emails that time was important so they could boost her work.