Amber Heard: A Star Is Born fans can’t wait for the film to be canceled. Over 2 million signatures have been collected on a petition demanding that the actress be withdrawn from the movie “Aquaman 2,” in which the actor is currently prosecuted in a defamation suit.
“Make the correct decision. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2,” said writer Jeanne Larson in the summary of a Change.org petition she started in 2020. “Please remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.”
To achieve the campaign’s aim of 3 million signatures, supporters hope that Heard will be barred from repeating her role as Princess Mera in the James Wan-directed superhero sequel finished filming in January.
The Washington Post has reached out to Heard’s representatives and Warner Bros. for comment.
This admirer of Depp claims that she started the campaign because she feels Heard, 36, has been revealed as a domestic abuser by the 58-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor. Heard, 36, has denied the allegations. Larson stated that she did not want her alleged actions to be “glamorized” on television or print.
She went on to list the claimed “many incidences of domestic abuse,” including an incident in which Heard reportedly punched her then-husband in the face, among others. According to reports, she alluded to an alleged incident in which the “Aquaman” actress allegedly severed Depp’s fingertip by hurling a vodka bottle at him.
In her article, Larson wrote about the charges, including “about the event during which she fractured the bones in Johnny Depp’s finger and almost severed it, prompting Depp to undergo surgery to reconnect and heal it.” “He will be scarred for the rest of his life due to what happened.”
“Men are also victims of domestic violence, just like women,” says the author. According to her, “This must be acknowledged, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being rewarded inside the entertainment business.”
Additionally, many see the petition as a form of restitution for Depp being pulled by Disney from his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film after Heard accused Depp of sexual misconduct.
According to a former representative for Depp, the mental stress of Heard’s abuse claims caused him to lose the film franchise, according to testimony on Wednesday. While this was happening, Heard first rejected the petition as a “paper tigress.”
“Only the fans were responsible for making ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Aquaman 2’ a reality. As the actor pointed out in a statement, “Sponsored rumors and paid campaigns on social media don’t impact [casting decisions] since they have no substance in reality.” “I’m looking forward to getting started next year.”
Heard is still planning to feature in the DC film, which will be released in March 2023.
The announcement comes when she and Depp — who were married from 2015 to 2017 — are locked in a legal fight to establish whether Depp was defamed by Heard’s 2018 Washington Post piece, in which she accused Depp of domestic violence.
Despite Depp’s emphatic denials of the charges, he demands at least $50 million in financial compensation. Also sought are $350,000 in punitive damages and attorneys’ fees, and court costs on behalf of the plaintiff.
Meanwhile, Heard’s attorneys sued Depp for $100 million in abuse and other losses damages. Specifically, they say that Depp assaulted Heard physically and sexually while under narcotics and alcohol. His legal team wrongly accused her of inventing the allegations of abuse.
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Amber Heard’s ‘Aquaman’ Part Reduced to 10 Minutes
Fans want Amber Heard to lose her career as much as they want Johnny Depp to lose his career because of her involvement in the Johnny Depp trial. Too far, the ‘Aquaman franchise has been Warner Bros.’s best-performing product, grossing more than $1 billion worldwide.
Fanart depicts Emilia Clark as a possible future replacement for Claire Danes. Rumors about Amber Heard losing her position as Mera in the wake of this controversy have circulated for years. People are persuaded she doesn’t deserve to continue portraying the comic-book character after learning more about it.
News of a potential ‘Aquaman’ sequel began circulating while the Cinema Con continued. According to the latest reports, Amber Heard only got 10 minutes of screen time at the recent press screening on Thursday.
— ComicBook.com (@ComicBook) April 28, 2022
Initially, film reviewer Grace Randolph said that this was a technical choice that had nothing to do with the present trial scenario. Meanwhile, everything might change in a split second for the actress. She might be entirely written out of the picture if she doesn’t do well enough in it.
Over 2 million people have signed a Change.org petition calling for Amber Heard to be pulled from the film, prompting further claims of the same incident this afternoon. We’re aware that petitions don’t have the sway they once had, but this might be an outlier.
The primary goal of Warner Bros. is to bring as many moviegoers to the theater as possible, and they’ll do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. Until she takes the stand, we won’t get to hear what the actress has to say to the jury. Warner is in full swing during this time, and meaningful choices about her future with the firm will also be made.