Amber Heard denies being ‘minimize’ from ‘Aquaman 2,’ calls recasting claims ‘barely insane’


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Amber Heard denied being “cut” from “Aquaman 2” and referred to as recasting claims “slightly insane” after reviews surfaced she was out of the Warner Bros. movie. following the Johnny Depp defamation trial.

“The rumor mill continues as it has from day one — inaccurate, insensitive, and slightly insane,” Heard’s consultant informed Each day Put up Digital.

Heard portrayed “Mera” within the movie, working alongside Jason Momoa, Dolph Lundgren and Willem Dafoe. The second movie, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is ready to be launched in 2023.

“Warner Bros. decided to recast Amber Heard‘s role after screen testing the movie. They are going to be doing reshoots with Jason Momoa and Nicole Kidman,” sources informed Simply Jared.

A rep for Warner Bros. didn’t instantly reply to Each day Put up’ request for remark.

Depp was awarded $10.35 million in damages after a jury declared Heard defamed Depp on all counts following an almost seven-week trial in Virginia amid allegations of home violence and sexual assault.

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The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star initially sought a $50 million payout, and Heard counter sued for $100 million in damages. 

Amber Heard says reports of her 'Aquaman 2' role being recast are

Amber Heard says reviews of her ‘Aquaman 2’ position being recast are “slightly insane”

Walter Hamada mentioned in a pre-taped deposition performed for jurors throughout the defamation trial that Heard and Momoa weren’t a great match, whereas Heard had testified her position was “pared down” on account of her public battle with Depp. 

“They didn’t really have a lot of chemistry together,” Hamada mentioned in a tape recorded on March 15, 2022. “I think editorially they were able to make that relationship work in the first movie, but there was concern that it took a lot of effort to get there.”

There was a delay recasting the a part of Mera in “Aquaman 2” and dialogue of changing Heard with an actress who had extra “natural chemistry” with Momoa, he mentioned, however the studio determined to maneuver ahead with Heard.

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“Was her role [in ‘Aquaman 2’] ever reduced for any reason?” Depp’s lawyer Ben Chew requested Hamada.

“No,” he replied.  

Hamada, president of DC-based movie manufacturing, mentioned the film was pitched as a “buddy comedy” between Momoa and his buddy performed by actor Patrick Wilson, and the a part of Mera was at all times meant to be minor. 

Hamada was referred to as by Johnny Depp’s authorized staff as a rebuttal witness to undermine Heard’s declare that her position in “Aquaman 2” was diminished after Depp allegedly conspired along with his lawyer to defame her in a sequence of statements made to the press.

Each day Put up’ Rebecca Rosenberg and Larry Fink contributed to this report.


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