Amber Heard has denied a report that she is being cut from “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” and that her role as Mera is being recast.
“Warner Bros. Decided to Recreate Amber” Heard’s role after the film’s screen test,” an insider reportedly told JustJared.
They were reportedly going to reshoot with stars Jason Momoa and Nicole. Kidman, the source claimed.
However, a representative for Heard denied the rumor, saying in a statement to The Post that “the rumor mill continues as it has from day one” and that it was “false, insensitive and a bit crazy.”
The post has also reached out for comment from representatives of Warner Bros.
The troubled actress has been fired after her much-publicized defamation lawsuit with ex-husband Johnny Depp.
During her highly publicized defamation lawsuit with ex-husband Johnny Depp, the 36-year-old troubled actress claimed that Warner Bros. “didn’t want to include me” in the DC Comics sequel.
Hurd also noted that she was “actively scheduling time to film” the superhero movie until Depp’s legal team reportedly launched a campaign against her. He said that his scenes in the film have been cut short.
“I was given a script and then given new versions of the script, removing scenes that contained action, which featured my character and another character, without removing any spoilers, two The characters were fighting with each other, and they basically took a bunch out of my role,” she told the Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom. “They just took out a bunch.”
Hurd claimed in testimony that the studio “doesn’t want to involve” him in the new project.
Heard’s WME agent, Jessica Kovacevic, testified during the trial that Warner Bros. claimed that it was Heard’s “lack of chemistry” with her “Aquaman” co-star Jason Momoa that nearly canned her. However, Momoa reportedly pleaded with the actress to take on the role. In addition, Kovacevic stated that he believed the studio wanted Heard to be removed as Princess Mera due to the “bad press” arising from the court case.
“No one wants that engagement,” Kovacevic testified.
Kovacevic also discussed Heard’s career before and after her relationship with 58-year-old Depp, saying she should have become a major star after the first film premiered in late 2018, which earned more than $1 billion. earned of
Heard previously testified about the alleged impact on her career in the wake of her relationship with Depp.
“I missed opportunities. I was laid off from jobs and campaigns. I struggled to keep my job and got the biggest film opportunity ever [with] With the option of ‘Justice League’ [star in] ‘Aquaman,'” she said, “had to work really hard” to be part of the “Justice League” because it happened around the time of their divorce. Depp and Heard were married between 2015 and 2017.
Viewers have been petitioning Warner Bros. for months to remove Heard from “Aquaman 2” amid a legal battle with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star. To date, the petition has garnered over 4.6 million signatures.
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is expected to premiere in theaters in March 2023.
The recasting rumor comes on the same day that an excerpt from Heard’s interview with “Today” show host Savannah Guthrie aired on NBC.
“Until the day I die, I will stand by every word of my testimony,” she told Guthrie.
On June 1, a Fairfax, Virginia, jury awarded 58-year-old Depp more than $10 million after finding that his ex-wife defamed his reputation and his claims of domestic abuse in a 2018 op-ed. Damaged his career, he wrote for Washington. Post. He was additionally awarded $5 million in punitive damages; Meanwhile, Hurd was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages.