Emilia Clark could portray the princess of Xebel and Aquaman’s love interest Mera in the upcoming sequel of Aquaman. Amber Heard portrayed the queen of Atlantis in the first film, but her future with the Warner Bros has been in jeopardy due to the legal trouble with her husband, Johnny Depp.
The rumors claimed that the production company has already fired the actress from her iconic role, but they are yet to announce. After her first appearance in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Heard agreed on a multiple-movies contract with Warner Bros. since. The company has reportedly bought out and then terminated the contract. The online petition started by DC fans—to fire Amber Heard from Aquaman 2—has already garnered more than 500,000 signatures.
The petition was started after Amber Heard reportedly tried to defame her husband Johnny Depp, and accused him of domestic violence. The court also dismissed Heard’s appeal to terminate Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against her. The actress could also face at least a year in prison if the court finds her guilty of evidence tampering and manipulation. Warner Bros. would certainly fire Amber Heard, given these unethical situations.
So, if WB fires Amber Heard, then who would replace her?
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The reports from some reputable sources confirm that the WB is trying to pursue actress Emilia Clark as the best option to replace amber, Heard. The romance and chemistry between Jason Momoa and Amber Heard played a critical role in making the movie, global success, and critical acclaim. The filmmakers and fans believe that if someone who could fill the void of chemistry between Aquaman and Mera, in the absence of Amber Heard, is none other than Game of Thrones actress, Emilia Clark.
Emilia Clark and Jason Momoa previously appeared in HBO blockbuster Game of Thrones, where they show some appealing on-screen romance. Both actors have been good friends even after Momoa departed the show. A fan also created a catchy fan-art of Emilia as Mera, which has made all of us think that she might be the one replacing Heard.