Depp vs. Heard: Petition To Get Amber Heard Out Of ‘Aquaman 2’ Nears 4.5 Million Signatures Goal

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A petition to get Amber Heard out of Aquaman 2 He almost reached his goal of 4.5 million signatures, as a jury continues to deliberate on the verdict of Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against him.

Over 4.4 million people had signed the Change.org petition to remove Heard from the franchise at the time of this writing.

The DC sequel, in which Heard plays Aquaman’s love interest Mera, wrapped filming earlier this year, with director James Wan confirming the film was finished in January.

Heard co-star Dolph Lundgren reacted to the popularity of the petition in a new interview with Redline Steel CEO Colin Wayne: “[Heard] it was great. I worked with her on the first ‘Aquaman’, now on the second. We shot last fall in London.”

He continued; “She is great, I had a great experience with her. She is very nice, nice to the team, nice to everyone, very humble.”

Heard claimed that her role in Aquaman 2 dropped significantly after Depp’s team called his initial abuse claims a “hoax”. “I fought very hard to stay in the movie. They didn’t want to put me in the movie,” Heard testified in court.

Amber Heard as Mera in ‘Aquaman’

(DC)

the launch of Aquaman 2 is scheduled for March 2023.

Depp sues Heard for $50 million. He claims that Heard insinuated that he abused her in an op-ed in the Washington Post of 2018 on domestic violence.

Heard countersued for $100 million, accusing him of orchestrating a “smear campaign” against her and describing his own as a continuation of “abuse and harassment.”

Heard has previously condemned the campaign to remove her from the film and denied that the outcome of the Depp libel case had any impact on her own franchise.

Amber Heard in court in Fairfax County, Virginia

(AP)

“Rumors and paid campaigns on social media do not dictate [las decisiones de casting] because they have no basis in reality,” Heard said in a statement. “Only the fans made ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Aquaman 2’ happen. I am excited to start next year.”

The petition first gained traction in November 2020, when it reached 1.5 million signatures following Depp’s departure from the franchise. Fantastic Beasts.

Depp resigned from the franchise, which recently featured Mads Mikkelsen in the role of Depp, at the request of Warner Bros after Depp lost a libel case against The Sun for a 2018 article calling him a “wife beater.”

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