Amid these controversial developments between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, fans are petitioning to have Amber Heard fired from Aquaman 2. The wish of the internet is to have Emlia Clarke reunite on screen with Jason Mamoa, replacing Heard for the second film. However, Heard issued a statement that she’s not going anywhere, even though Warner Bros remains silent on her status. It appears that Warner Bros may be afraid of the public backlash of letting Heard go.
This all stems from a lawsuit involving Heard, Johnny Depp, and a tabloid. Despite all of the evidence against Heard in her case with Depp, the UK court ruled in her favor. This was a terrible look for Depp, which puts a label on him as an allegedly abusive spouse (again, despite most of the evidence).
Warner Bros announced that they will be recasting Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts film series without any announcement about Heard’s participation in Aquaman 2. At the moment, it appears that Heard will reprise her role as Mera in Aquaman 2. Heard issued a statement, saying to EW:
“I’m super excited about the amount of fan love and the amount of fan appreciation that Aquaman has acquired and that it has garnered so much excitement for Aquaman and Mera that it means we’ll be coming back. I’m so excited to film that.”
She continued, “Paid rumors and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality. Only the fans actually made Aquaman and Aquaman 2 happen. I’m excited to get started next year.”
Yet, Warner Bros still remains silent when it comes to Heard’s status. Here’s the reason why. According to Geekosity’s Mikey Sutton, “he answer is the same now as it was then: there are no plans to have Heard fired. Whether Warner Bros. eventually is scared off from the Twitter attacks on Heard and lets her go is unknown. But what I’ve been told is quite the opposite.”
“Warner Bros. removing an actress who was the victim of spousal abuse will create even worse PR, executives fear, despite what she is also being accused of,” says Sutton.
However, we’ve also heard that Emilia Clark may be either cast as Mera OR be given another female lead part as a new character but carry on the same story that was intended for Mera.
The phenomenal Boss Logic is ahead of everyone with this rumor, putting together an image of Clarke as Mera.
Finished a piece that a had a little time for today. Mera @emiliaclarke
Now back to seeing what GamePass has 😂 pic.twitter.com/aae8bFHbZp
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) November 11, 2020
It’s unclear if and when Warner Bros is going to pull the trigger to hire Clarke, but we’re hearing that it’s close and it’s going to come down to what it always does: money. Warner Bros silence speaks volumes, as it’s not a positive show of support for Heard. Another consideration for Warner Bros is whether or not Warner Bros can look good from a PR perspective in making the move, as they’ve taken a significant hit with firing Johnny Depp.
The internet is extremely vocal and demanding that she also resign. In fact, a petition has now reached nearly one million signatures. Will this all create the perfect storm and result in Warner Bros making a change that sees Heard depart and Clarke take over? We’ll just have to wait and see!
What are your thoughts on all of the news with Heard, Depp, and Clarke? Let us know in the comments below!
Meanwhile, take a look at the petition to fire Heard and read why they’re doing it.
Here’s what the person who posted the petition is saying:
Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp. In his $50 million lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of domestic abuse that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife Amber Heard, including one incident where she punched him twice in the face and another where she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle, and his finger had to be surgically reattached. He will bear the scar from that for the rest of his life.
Also, Amber Heard was arrested in 2009 for abusing a former domestic partner, Tasya Van Ree, demonstrating a repeated pattern of abuse by Amber Heard.
Since Heard’s divorce from Johnny Depp, she has systematically crusaded to ruin Depp in Hollywood, repeating multiple accounts of fake incidents in which she had actually abused Johnny Depp, but lied and created false accounts of him being the abuser. About the incident during which she shattered the bones in Johnny Depp’s finger and nearly severed it, causing Depp to require surgery to reattach and repair it, Heard presented a false story claiming that he cut off his finger himself, dipped it in paint and scrawled obscenities all over the walls.
Likewise, Heard recounts fabricated incidents of Johnny Depp hitting her in the face when she had, in fact, punched him. Though staff and neighbors in the building where she lived reported seeing no marks on her face in the hours and days after she says Johnny Depp hit her, yet she appeared in court six (6) days later with bruises on her face, asking for a temporary restraining order, which was granted. Photos of Heard from the very next day show her full face, without makeup, and not a single bruise.
As Amber Heard is a known and proven domestic abuser, Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment should and must remove Heard from their Aquaman 2 film project. They must not ignore the suffering of Heard’s victims, and must not glamorize a domestic abuser.
Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. This must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry.
Do the right thing. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.
There’s a lot of upheaval on the internet too. Here’s a few select tweets from fans of Depp!
I don’t understand why Warner bros fired Johnny Depp but not Amber Heard. They both have evidence of being abused by each other, and women who are abusive are almost never held to the same standard as men who are abusive. fire both or fire neither.
— Katie (@kkayj3) November 7, 2020
— ō (@ayoootomii) November 7, 2020
Its a double standard.
This is why men don’t come forward about domestic abuse or rape.
She even said it. No one is going to believe that a 115 pound woman abused a grown man. She said they would laugh at him. This whole situation is disgusting. Amber Heard should be fired.
— Anthony Taylor-Bouis (@AnthonySoCal) November 7, 2020
— Lindsay Love (@Love798) November 7, 2020
@wbpictures not happy! you fired one of the best actors ever. But your going to let Amber Heard stay and do her acting yet she’s just as guilty maybe more than him, how is that fair?! If your going to fire him then fire her!
— Kira Maynard (@midgetgem08xxx) November 7, 2020
— Peter Kobberholm (@308Pk) November 7, 2020
That’s not why people are upset. He had recordings, evidence that Amber Heard abused him, and WB decided to fire him because a UK judge with ties to Amber decided to side with the paper he was suing for libel that said he beat her with no evidence but AH faulty Testimony.
— Lady Giv (@givdesigns) November 7, 2020
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