DC Films boss reportedly testifies against Aquaman star Amber Heard
The current situation between Aquaman Star Amber Heard and her ex-husband Johnny Depp have been untangling for nearly half a decade. Just 13 months after they married in April 2015, Heard filed for divorce and won a temporary restraining order against Depp. Heard alleged that Depp had been both “verbally and physically aggressive” to her throughout their marriage, while Depp claimed the allegations were due to Heard receiving “negative media attention” after filing for divorce.
Fast forward to June 2018, and Depp himself filed a libel suit against The Sun for publishing an article calling him a “wife beater.” Shortly after this article, Depp announced that he had been asked to step down from his role as Grindelwald of the fantastic beasts franchise. Depp would lose this defamation case. Despite calls for Warner Bros. recasts the role of Mera de Heard for Aquaman 2the studio brought her back for the sequel.
Depp then asked to take Heard to court again in early 2019, suing his ex-wife for defamation after him. Washington Post editorial about his history of abusive relationships. Depp claimed that Heard, not him, was a “author,” and the constant allegations were a “elaborate hoax” to generate positive publicity for Heard.
This month, the case went to trial in Fairfax County, Virginia.
DC Films president testifies against Amber Heard
Johnny Depp’s defamation case against Amber Heard is ongoing this week.
According to a Puck News report, DC Films President Walter Hamada was on hand for a “three hour deposit” testify about Heard’s presence in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. While Heard was eventually brought back for the March 2023 release, her option was initially denied.
As heard in Hamada’s testimony, the initial decline was due to chemistry issues with frontman Jason Momoa. The issues between Momoa and Heard have been publicly referenced in the past.
Although she was brought back, Heard accused Warner Bros. in his 2018 op-ed for reluctantly bringing it back for the sequel due to the ongoing Depp scandal.
“Friends and advisers told me I would never work as an actress again – that I would be blacklisted. A film I was attached to to recast my role. I had just filmed a two years as the face of a global fashion brand, and society let me down.Questions arose as to whether I would be able to keep my role as Mera in the Justice League and Aquaman films.
The Heard case continued, as she claimed to have been the victim of “direct financial consequence” and couldn’t book “additional lucrative roles or endorsements” due to the Depp situation.
Heard’s current counterclaim against Team Depp seeks up to $100 million.
DCEU Casting Troubles Continue
Unfortunately for the 2023 DC Extended Universe releases, he’s not the only actively controversial actor they have in a lead role. the flash Star Ezra Miller was arrested for harassment last month and given a temporary restraining order from the couple he threatened. This led to Warner “discuss options” for the future of this June 2023 release.
As well as an ensemble role in the 2019s Gully, Heard’s only movie credits since 2018 have been in the DCEU as Mera. Considering this role roots her in a franchise, Heard’s insistence on not being recast is likely due to the Aquaman the franchise being his only guaranteed job at the moment.
It is unclear what will become of Arthur Curry and company after The lost kingdom. The sequel to 2018’s billion-dollar hit was greenlit just two months later Aquaman hitting theaters, which means plans for a threesome are conducive to Aquaman 2at the box office.
The Direct will provide updates as this trial progresses.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is slated for a theatrical release on March 17, 2023.