Amber Heard Refutes Rumors Of Being Replaced On Aquaman 2

The petition against her has over a million signatures

In the last few days, Johnny Depp has been making headlines, but for all the wrong reasons– first, he lost his libel case against The Sun for calling him a “wife-beater” and then, Warner Bros requested him to step down from his role of Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts. And ever since his removal, zealous fans of the actor have been campaigning for his ex-wife, Amber Heard, to be be similarly removed from Aquaman 2 but the actress has commented that no “paid campaigning” will get her removed from the film. 

The campaign against her recently took the form of a petition on Change.org which demanded that Amber Heard should face the same treatment as Depp and hence, should be removed from Aquaman 2. 

“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,” reads the petition, which now has over a million signatures. 

But contrary to the demands of the above petition and the circulating rumours that Warner Bros is planning to remove Amber Heard next from their upcoming Aquaman 2, which stars Jason Momoa in the titular role, have been debunked by the actress herself. 

“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,” Heard told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m so excited to film that.”

“Paid rumors and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality,” Heard added. “Only the fans actually made Aquaman and Aquaman 2 happen. I’m excited to get started next year.”

Johnny Depp recently took to Instagram to share that he had been approached by Warner Bros. and asked to leave Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 3 in light of the recent verdict in the libel libel lawsuit where a judge ruled that the newspaper’s allegations against Depp are “substantially true”.

“I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts and I have respected and agreed to that request,” he wrote, adding that “the surreal judgement of the court in the U.K.” will not dampen his spirit and his “fight to tell the truth and I confirm that I plan to appeal.”

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