Amber Heard: Warner has considered replacing her in Aquaman 2

Heard yesterday during the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the President of DC Films said that if the role of the actress had been shortened in Aquaman 2 it was because of the lack of chemistry with the star of the film Jason Momoa.

On May 18, during her defamation trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp, Amber Heard evoked the filming ofAquaman 2 and explained that his legal setbacks had prejudiced his participation in the film. His role having been considerably reduced in the sequel to the DC feature film.

I was given a script, then different versions where action sequences had been taken out. Without too much spoiler, two characters had to face another. In the new versions, my character did less stuff. They removed a lot of scenes“, she asserted.

Yesterday, Walter Hamada, the president of DC Films was called to the bar by the lawyer of Johnny Depp. The latter said the studio even considered replacing Amber Heard as Mera, but not because of her domestic violence allegations against Johnny Depp.

According to him, there would be no chemistry between Amber Heard and Jason Momoathe star of the film, and it is for this reason that Warner would have considered replacing the actress.

He specifies that the studio delayed the signing of the actress’ contract for several weeks in order to determine whether to recast the character.

“No chemistry” between Jason Momoa and Amber Heard

They don’t have many hooked atomss,” he said. “We managed to make that relationship work in the first movie, but we were afraid it would take way too much effort to make it happen in the sequel..”

Amber heard: warner has considered replacing her in aquaman 2
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Amber Heard and Jason Momoa in Aquaman

Hamada explained that the chemistry was created in post-production, using “movie magic”. According to him, it is not rare that the main actors of a film do not hang. “You know it when you see it, and the chemistry wasn’t there“, did he declare.

However, last July, the producer Peter Safranasked about the petition of fans of Johnny Depp asking for the replacement of Amber Heard in the sequel to the adventures of Aquaman, announced that the change of actress had not been considered.

I don’t think we’ll ever react to what I believe is pure fan pressure.” he confided. “Our goal is to do what’s best for the film. And we thought if it was going to be with James Wan and Jason Momoa, it would also be with Amber Heard..”

No salary renegotiations

While Amber Heard kept her role well, her lawyers argued during the trial that she nearly lost her job and was in no position to renegotiate her salary due to the repercussions of her domestic violence allegations. against Johnny Depp.

The actress was paid $1 million for the first Aquamanand 2 million for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom while its role has been amputated. This remuneration was in accordance with his initial contract, but the agent of Amber Heard affirms that she should have been able to renegotiate her salary following the worldwide success of the first opus.

Walter Hamada then explained that he does not automatically renegotiate contracts for sequels. “A big part of our philosophy is to stick to what was initially signed” he clarified.

Amber heard: warner has considered replacing her in aquaman 2
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Patrick Wilson in Aquaman

Aquaman 2 will be a buddy-movie

The President of DC Films then announced that to make up for the lack of chemistry between the hero and his partner, Aquaman – The Lost Kingdom had finally been designed as a buddy-movie between the characters of Jason Momoa and patrick wilsonwho reprises his role as King Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother.

Amber Heard’s lawyers have argued that the actress lost at least one other role (an Amazon movie starring Gael Garcia Bernal) as well as several contracts due to the online campaign against her following her allegations of abuse against Johnny Depp.

The Johnny Depp VS Amber Heard trial is scheduled to continue until May 27.

Staged by James WanAquaman 2 will be released in our theaters on March 15, 2023.

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