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Amber Heard Officially Confirms Staying on 'Aquaman 2'

Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner

Amber Heard has not left the building.

The social-media backlash against Heard, including an online petition to have her removed from Aquaman 2, resulted in unconfirmed gossip that Warner Bros. would fire her as Mera for DC Films. As I reported on the YouTube channel Pop Culture Minefield on August 12, WB had no intentions of letting her go despite the scandal brewing from ex-husband Johnny Depp's U.K. libel suit against News Group Newspapers, the publisher of the British tabloid The Sun. The newspaper had accused him of being a "wife beater."

Per Deadline, Depp has requested that his other, $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard be delayed to March to June 2021 because of scheduling conflicts with the filming of Fantastic Beasts 3. Heard has agreed to meet on September 11 to talk about the postponement, making sure that it “would not entail any prejudice to her, much less unfair prejudice” with her expectation of shooting Aquaman 2 in 2021. This confirms that Heard will remain as Mera, officially backing up my original report.

Sources indicate that, no matter what the outcome is from either trial, WB is not expected to remove her from the Aquaman franchise. WB refuses to render judgment or take sides, especially since both actors are signed to major theatrical franchises for them.

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