A petition to remove Amber Heard from the second installment of Aquaman has crossed over 30000 signatures. The 33-year-old actress and model portrayed the role of Mera, the Princess of Xebel in DCEU’s Aquaman. The movie released on December 14 last year and grossed over a billion dollars in the worldwide box office. The film, directed by James Wan, also starred notable actors like Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Willem Defoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Patrick Wilson.
The success of this movie has already paved its way into a sequel named Aquaman 2 that has a release date for December 16, 2022. DCEU’s Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Shazam received an overwhelming response from their fans. Hence, they are excited for Aquaman 2. However, this new petition issue could cause some casting changes in the sequel or not. Amber Heard had filed a divorce with Johnny Depp in May 2016, stating that he had also been verbally and physically abusive towards her throughout their relationship.
She even took an order to restrain against him. However, Johnny Depp’s lawyers also countered and reported that it was merely an attempt by Amber Heard to secure a financial resolution by alleging Depp of abusing her. Amber Heard also testified in court about this aforesaid abuse. There was evidence from her alleged violation, which was presented in the court filings, later published in the media. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard both had agreed to the fact that their relationship was volatile sometimes.
Around the beginning of this year, Johnny Depp also sued Amber Heard for $50 million for defamation over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post. This brought in light that Amber Heard had physically abused Johnny Depp during the course of their marriage and not the other way around. It was claimed by Johnny Depp, which Amber Heard denied. She is accused of domestic violence by Johnny Depp. Depp’s casting as Gellert Grindelwald stirred up a lot of controversy and opposition from fans. There were requests to recast Grindelwald. So now, fans want Amber Heard to be replaced in Aquaman 2.