After director James Wan recently announced the title for the sequel of Aquaman, fans want Amber Heard to be fired from the franchise.
On Instagram, Wan announced this week that the follow-up to Jason Momoa’s 2018 action movie would have Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom title.
Although many were excited about the announcement, it made people talk about Heard’s role in the movie that is related to her continuous legal battle with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, who initiated a defamation action against her after Heard claimed she was a victim of domestic violence, a claim that fans did not take well.
Hashtags such as BoycottAquaman2 and JusticeForJohnnyDepp started to spread all over Twitter in the wake of Wan’s announcement. A lot of fans are refusing the idea of the movie since Amber Heard is involved.
In response to Wan’s announcement, one user on Twitter wrote that Warner Bros fired Johnny Depp because of an ongoing case and Amber should not be in the sequel of the hit movie:
Another wrote that they wouldn’t watch it since Amber Heard is involved.
A third fan is also skipping the movie, due to Amber Heard’s role:
It has not been officially announced if Heard will reprise her role as Mera in the sequel, but it is expected that she will return with Momoa and Patrick Wilson, who portrays Orm, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Wan’s Instagram post stated that the sequel’s production meeting has already been held.
The confirmation of her involvement in the movie is expected to follow shortly. The film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled to be released in December 2022, implying that the actors will begin filming soon.