Amber HeardAquaman 2’s days are numbered…if you believe one report claims she was fired, but her team says this is a false rumor born out of stinging criticism of Amber after the trial.
Reports have been circulating over the past week — not from traditional industry outlets, btw — claiming that the actress has been scrapped from the sequel, and not only that, but that the role will be recast with an unnamed actress, with her role recast. almost.
That’s total BS, though, according to an Amber spokesperson… who tells us, “The rumor mill continues the same since day one—inaccurate, insensitive, and a bit crazy.”
As for Warner Bros – the studio that will be making the call regarding Amber’s case – we’ve reached out, but we haven’t had a response yet.
Here’s the truth… Amber has no say in how much she appears in the movie, or if she’s recast in it. The studio filmed all of her scenes as Mira nearly a year ago, and they paid her, too—$2 million, we learned in court—so contractually, it’s over.
There have been some grumblings, Amber’s screen time has been significantly reduced – word was, as of a recent show, she’s been in it for less than 10 minutes…and the DC boss Walter Hamadeh seems to confirm it in his testimonybut it stopped announcing a fixed number.
While the WB, no doubt, is keeping an eye on all the fallout from the trial, it would be a very tough step to reformulate it.
Although many fans demanded it, it would be costly and time consuming … “Aquaman 2” has already been postponed once.
But, of course, strange things happened.