Warner Bros. has reportedly decided to remove all the sequences of Amber Heard‘s Mera from ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom‘. The studio is currently considering giving Heard’s character Mera less than 10 minutes of screen time, to begin with. According to an Insider KC Walsh
(@TheComixKid), In the next meeting of Warner Bros., all of Amber Heard’s scenes will be removed from the film. Check out the post below.
Heard’s Mera first appeared in Justice League (2018), Aquaman (2018), and the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023). Mera is the former Queen of Dimension Aqua, Queen of Atlantis, and wife of DC Comics superhero Aquaman. Mera also has a twin sister named Hila.
The sudden decision of Warner Bros. was due to the false allegations she made of her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Depp won the defamation trial against Amber Heard, The jury awarded Depp $15 million — $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages — but the judge lessened the punitive damages to $350,000, citing limits set by state law.
On Depp’S defamation trial, DC Films chief Walter Hamada testified that Heard’s Mera in Aquaman was almost recast due to “chemistry” issues with leading man Jason Momoa. He said that “there were conversations about potentially recasting” Heard in the Aquaman sequel, but not because of her legal battle with Depp. (Via THR)
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a sequel to Aquaman. The film is directed by James Wan, and stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Amber Heard as Princess Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane/Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Prince Orm Marius, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Vincent Regan as King Atlan, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Indya Moore as Karshon, and Jani Zhao as Stingray. Additionally, Pilou Asbæk has been cast in an undisclosed role.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on March 17, 2023.
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