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Amber Heard Shoots Down Effort to Get Her Fired From

Shocking nobody, a petition trying to get Amber Heard fired from “Aquaman 2” didn’t succeed and the actress shall be returning as Mera within the observe as much as 2018’s billion-dollar hit “Aquaman.”

Shortly after Heard’s ex-husband Johnny Depp was compelled by Warner Bros. to stop “Fantastic Beasts 3 last week,” a petition was established calling for Amber Heard to be faraway from “Aquaman 2” that to date has acquired greater than 1,000,000 signatures. There have additionally been persistent, and naturally utterly baseless rumors in current months that she’ll be faraway from the function.

But chatting with Entertainment Weekly, Heard confirmed she’s undoubtedly returning for the sequel, and famous that neither the rumors nor the petition, which she implied are a part of an astroturfing operation, had any impression on the manufacturing.

“I’m super excited about the amount of fan love and the amount of fan appreciation that ‘Aquaman’ has acquired and that it has garnered so much excitement for Aquaman and Mera that it means we’ll be coming back,” Heard informed EW. “I’m so excited to film that.”

“Paid rumors and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality,” she added. “Only the fans actually made ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Aquaman 2’ happen. I’m excited to get started next year.”

On Nov. 2 a British courtroom dominated in opposition to Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit in opposition to the Sun tabloid newspaper over an August 2018 story that known as him a “wife beater” in reference to his relationship with now ex-wife Heard. Justice Andrew Nicol stated that News Group Newspapers and Sun govt editor Dan Wootton had proved that the tabloid’s story was “substantially true.” His ruling concluded, “I have found that the great majority of alleged assaults of Ms. Heard by Mr. Depp have been proved to the civil standard.”

“Aquaman 2,” will open on December 16, 2022. Along with Heard as Mera, the movie will as soon as once more star Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman and have the return of director James Wan and co-stars Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Dolph Lundgren.

“Aquaman” earned $1.13 billion worldwide when it opened forward of the Christmas vacation weekend in 2018, making it the primary DC movie to cross that earnings milestone since “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012.

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