A petition to see Amber Heard ousted from the “Aquaman” sequel goes swimmingly.
The 36-year-old actress — who’s at current embattled in a hefty trial collectively together with her ex-husband Johnny Depp — has little or no show time in subsequent yr’s follow-up to the 2018 DC film, in response to DailyMail film critic Grace Randolph.
Heard, who performs Princess Mera inside the “Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom,” alongside Jason Momoa, will see “decrease than 10 minutes of show time” inside the sequel.
The data comes as a petition continues to move into on-line, calling for Heard to be axed from the film altogether, one among which has merely reached three million signatures.
“Do the exact issue. Take away Amber Heard from Aquaman 2,” petition creator Jeanne Larson wrote inside the description on Change.org. The poll was created once more in 2020 and their goal was to earn three million autographs.
The superhero film’s producer, Peter Safran, shut down hypothesis in July 2021 about Heard’s perform.
Safran instructed Deadline on the time, “I don’t suppose that we’re ever going to react to, truly, pure fan stress. You gotta do what you feel is biggest for the movie. We felt that if it’s [director] James Wan and Jason Momoa, it must be Amber Heard. That’s truly what it was.”
“Hear, one shouldn’t be unaware of what’s happening inside the Twitter-verse, nevertheless that doesn’t indicate it’s essential to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wants,” Safran added. “You have to do what you feel is right for the film, and that’s truly the place we landed on it.”
The sequel was initially scheduled for a theatrical launch on Dec. 16, 2022, then bumped to March 2023.
Depp, 58, has already been dumped by Disney, for his perform as Captain Jack Sparrow inside the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, after ex-wife Heard alleged she suffered abuse all through their virtually two-year marriage in a 2018 op-ed. Citing harm to his expert reputation due to the essay, Depp has sued Heard for defamation, asking higher than $50 million in return.
On Sunday, The Put up discovered that Heard has fired her PR group — merely in time for her to take the stand on Tuesday in a Fairfax, Virginia courthouse. She reportedly switched from catastrophe PR company Precision Strategies to Shane Communications, following widespread damaging press amid her courtroom docket battle.
“She doesn’t like harmful headlines,” a provide talked about. One different insider well-known that Heard is “pissed off collectively together with her story not being knowledgeable efficiently.”