Amber Heard's tumultuous, ill-fated marriage to Johnny Depp brought the former couple numerous headlines. However, most portrayed them both in a negative light, which led to business issues.
Depp sued Heard for defamation, asking 50 million dollars, while she was countersuing, asking for double the amount.
Heard's role in Aquaman 2 has been significantly cut, it was confirmed by Variety and Independent.
But what the future holds for the 36-year-old actress involved in one of the most talked-about trials of the century?
Amber's Contract With DC Is Over
Heard testified on Tuesday, saying, "They released me from my contract, and I've fought to stay in it."
She does not know how much of her Mera will be in theaters in 2023:
"As I said, I don't know if I will even be in the final cut or how much I will be. It was difficult to stay in the movie."
She received $2 million for the role, double her payout from the first film, and it stated this was the last Aquaman movie under her contract, Hollywood Reporter confirmed.
Amber Will Have Less Screen Time In Aquaman 2
Heard also confirmed that her role was cut down. She revealed that one fighting scene was completely scarped down, saying:
"I was given a script and given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that had depicted my character and another character – without giving away any spoilers – the two characters fighting with one another."
"They basically took a bunch out of my role. They didn't… They just removed a bunch."
For now, Amber's role as Mera in Aquaman 2 will be around 10 minutes overall.
The Rumors About The Solo Movie
Though the producers said they would not react to Depp's fans' petition requesting Amber to be removed from the upcoming movie, the negative press cannot be denied.
When the actress got the role, there were talks about a solo movie about Mera. Now, that's highly unlikely.
Also, if Aquaman 3 happens, there is a significant chance that Mera will be recast. You cannot have Aquaman without Atlantian Queen.