Johnny Depp fans continue to unleash their anger on actress Amber Heard as Depp’s defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife continues.
Both Heard and Depp’s film careers have been overshadowed by the domestic violence accusations they have leveled against each other and some fans are looking to keep that going.
Fans have started a petition against Amber Heard to have her replaced in the Aquaman sequel.
“Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp,” reads the Change.org petition which has received more than 4.3 million signatures since its inception over a year ago.
The idea is that with enough signings and revelations in the case, Warner Brothers, the studio behind Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, will either recast Heard’s role or minimize his appearance in the film.
Since filming began in late June 2021, many believed Warner Brothers had ample opportunity to recast the role of Mera, which Heard was cast in, and give it to someone else.
Fans discussed who they would most like to see as Mera and settled on some of the biggest names in the genre.
Emilia Clarke had a huge push behind her as many thought her role as Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones would help her play Mera in the new Aquaman movie.
Clarke starred alongside Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo for many seasons of Game of Thrones and plays Aquaman in the film – something that fans said would provide some much-needed on-screen chemistry between the two following. characters in question.
Heard’s agent revealed that Heard and Momoa lacked chemistry and that would result in a reduced role for the actress, but fans want them to cut her out of the film altogether.
Another actress fans wanted to replace Heard was Blake Lively, who is no stranger to superhero movies.
After her role in the 2011 film Green Lantern, fans considered her the perfect actress to play several other potential superheroes like Invisible Woman and Lady Deadpool alongside her husband who already has a role in the superhero genre. as Deadpool.
Fans strongly vouched for these actresses, going so far as to create concept art and montages with their faces in place of Heard’s, but it seemed like it would be for naught.
“Don’t expect anything from them,” one fan wrote below the petition, warning that Warner Bros has a history of not listening to fans and what they might want.
“As Amber Heard is a known and proven domestic abuser, Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment should and must remove Heard from their Aquaman 2 film project,” reads the petition.
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“They must not ignore the suffering of Heard’s victims and must not glorify a domestic abuser.”
It should be noted that this petition is just another example of the ongoing attacks on Heard on social media by Depp fans who wholeheartedly believe in his innocence and alleged abuse.
Considering the Aquaman sequel already wrapped filming in January of this year, Heard is unlikely to see her role revoked, but fans believe she could have a lot of scenes cut from the final product.
The film is slated for release in 2023 and is already in post-production.
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