Taking part in the feminine lead within the highest-grossing DC Comics adaptation ever made is a plum gig, however Amber Heard has been going through widespread calls to get replaced as Mera in Aquaman 2 after the general public appeared to definitively aspect with Johnny Depp. The previous married couple have been locked in a sequence of bitter and protracted authorized battles for years now, and whereas followers need Depp reinstated to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, in addition they need his ex-wife booted from the DCEU.
It presents fairly a headache for Warner Bros., with each of them holding main roles in two of the studio’s largest franchises, resulting in studies that Aquaman 2 and Incredible Beasts 3 are being filmed in a manner that may enable the editors to drastically scale back the display time for Heard’s Mera and Depp’s Grindelwald with out affecting the film’s central story.
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That being stated, we’ve now heard from our sources – the identical ones that advised us Justice League Darkish was within the works for HBO Max and that Ben Affleck is returning as Batman in The Flash – that WB aren’t taking any possibilities, and are planning on introducing some main new feminine characters in Aquaman 2 in an effort to shift a little bit of the main target away from the possibly troublesome Heard.
In line with our intel, one among these can be Arthur Curry’s frequent comedian ebook love curiosity Dolphin, who will presumably get an actual title when she makes the soar to live-action, whereas the opposite stays unconfirmed at this level. In fact, ought to public opinion swing again within the actress’ favor, the studio may all the time improve her function and scale back the presence of the others in post-production and even in the course of the shoot, however proper now, a minimum of, the plan is to have Dolphin and one other main feminine character round in order that not a lot of the highlight must be positioned on Heard in Aquaman 2.