Aquaman and Zack Snyder’s Justice League actress Amber Heard is not well-liked at the moment. In the midst of a defamation lawsuit against Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp, Heard is a controversial figure to say the least.
Amid the actress’ controversy, Heard is still expected to be a major part of Warner Bros’ upcoming Aquaman sequel. However, despite fighting for more screen time before filming began, Heard's screen time is allegedly far less than expected.
Amber Heard is in less than 10 minutes of Aquaman 2
According to industry insider Grace Randolph, Warner Bros has made the decision to reduce Heard’s presence in the upcoming Aquaman sequel. The insider claimed that the controversial actress has been significantly reduced for the DC movie.
Heard’s presence in the movie has been a consistent topic surrounding the blockbuster, even before filming. Originally, the actress was only expected to cameo, then she was expected to become a major part of the film, now she's said to only be a minor character again.
In her leak, Grace Randolph claimed that “Amber Heard has less than 10 min of screentime in Aquaman 2.” While some fans were upset at the actress’ cut scenes, many were for the cut with others claiming ten minutes is still too much.
Some fans explained that Warner Bros should officially recast Heard’s character Mera. These responses listed potential actresses such as Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Teresa Palmer or Bryce Dallas Howard, the last one a joking reference at Howard replacing another famous movie redhead.
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Warner Bros continues to be controversial
Despite her case being so high-profile, Amber Heard is not the only controversial case for movie studio Warner Bros. Of course, Heard’s ex-husband Johnny Depp was a controversial figure for Warner Bros after the actress accused him of abuse. This led the company to recast the actor in Fantastic Beasts 3.
Fantastic Beasts 3 is one of the most controversial projects by the company. Outside of Johnny Depp’s recasting, the movie also features Ezra Miller, an actor that has recently been arrested twice, once for allegedly throwing a chair at a young woman. Additionally, the movie is created by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, a celebrity known for rabid transphobia.