Aquaman 2 is caught up in another controversy over Amber Heard‘s Mera involvement & Jason Momoa allegedly attempting to get The Rum Diary actress fired from the sequel. The surprising aspect of the bombshell report is the claims that James Wan reportedly removed two scenes featuring Heard’s Mera while the director has gone on record refuting rumors of reducing her screen time due to the Johnny Depp trial.
Aquaman 2’s weak audience score from test screenings might be the least of worries for Warner Bros. Pictures if the latest Variety report is true. Details emerging from documents, Amber Heard’s therapist notes made startling allegations such as Jason Momoa being intoxicated and even cosplaying like Depp and trying to get Heard fired from the project altogether.
“Jason said he wanted me fired,” the notes say. “Jason drunk — late on set. Dressing like Johnny. Has all the rings too.” Heard had also claimed during her witness stand in May 2022 that she was given a revised version of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom script which removed action sequences involving her.
The trade report also details a face-off between Mera and Black Manta was cut and another featuring Amber Heard’s love scene with Jason Momoa didn’t make the final cut. The truth behind these allegations can only be confirmed if the SAG-AFTRA strike ends before Aquaman 2’s release, which would allow Heard & the rest of the cast to participate in press junkets. Nonetheless, the public perception is divided over the issue with some throwing their support for Momoa while others are standing by Heard to hear her side of the story.
Amber Heard: Jason Mamoa purposely dressed up like Johnny Depp on the set of Aquaman 2 just to torture me 😭😭😭
Meanwhile Jason Mamoa every single day irl for the past decade: pic.twitter.com/Ic7pULUooO
— Izze 🦁🐻 (@Izze1122) October 10, 2023
momoa is such a PUSSY cause he was glued to amber during press for aquaman and then, all of a sudden, not only he follows her abuser online, likes all of his posts, but also goes so far to also COSPLAY him on set when she is still fragile with the repercussion of the trial…?
— pamkins (@diopbrasileira) October 10, 2023
“She is lying.” Anyone who moves their ass and goes to Google and searches for this actor at the time of filming Aquaman 2 will know that Amber’s description is accurate + the notes were secret and she was not her intention to publish them at all She was talking to her therapist… https://t.co/23iqmeqPBN pic.twitter.com/8HJgocd2CR
— ًّ (@lauraslayed) October 10, 2023
So she got in thanks to JD and she was kept thanks to Elon. She has never worked for or earned this role herself. No one ever wanted her in this film. Embarrassing. What a talentless phoney she is. #TruthOut #AmberHeardIsDone #AquamanAndTheLostKingdom https://t.co/luNcff1ycd
— Tilda B. (@TildaBeau) October 10, 2023
"Amber Heard makes ridiculous accusations that get her blocked by Jason Momoa. She was also almost fired by Wan and WB from Aquaman 2 for being a shit actress. Blackmailed the studio to stay in the role"
Fixed it for you https://t.co/kQ4QWMs7Zu
— G ✨ (@mderndarkwizard) October 10, 2023
amber as mera is literally the best thing on the first aquaman movie… he needs to sit down😭
— allure (@allurequinn) October 10, 2023
she got her role in aquaman because of johnny and kept her role because of elon 😭😭 https://t.co/ocYG34Md76
— 🇵🇸 BB (@Irzvc1) October 10, 2023
Many reasons why you should #botcottAquaman2
Amber claims re Momoa and Wan debunked in following thread:
“a hostile “Aquaman” set where an allegedly intoxicated Jason Momoa dressed like Depp and pushed to have Heard booted from the role of aquatic superhero Mera.”
— TheRealLauraB🌊⚔️ (@LauraBockov) October 10, 2023
Amber heard said he was wearing rings like Johnny and he was drunk too, he reminded her of Johnny in many ways , that’s it, she never said that Jason dressed up in a Johnny cosplay to taunt her, Unfortunately, people always twisting her words to get attention or clicks , I don't…
— ًّ (@lauraslayed) October 10, 2023
While Amber is barely included in the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom trailer, a brief shot shows her running up to the burning Lighthouse with Atlanna, the place where Arthur Curry’s father resides. Black Manta is hunting Aquaman’s family so it’s possible a Mera vs. Black Manta scene could have played out during this act though it remains unclear.
The continuation of Wan’s Aquaman universe hangs by a thread at the moment. In fact, Momoa is apparently in discussion to play Lobo, the Superman villain role possibly in James Gunn’s Man of Steel reboot or in a solo outing feature. However, many fans pointed out that Momoa engaging in talks to portray Lobo could potentially impact audiences’ interest in watching Aquaman 2.
The Fast X star has long been rumored to transition over to the James Gunn’s DCU as Lobo. However, the DC Studios’ leadership has hinted that any decision would hinge on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’s box office success. Though considering its massive budget of $215M, analysts think WB should pin its hope on the sequel’s earnings in China.
not enough focus being put on the fact that this information was not uncovered via public accusation, but via notes from Amber Heard’s therapy sessions. It’s not a “he said, she said” it’s a “she said something to her therapist & people who wish her ill will made it public”. https://t.co/2EwjuUlQsP
— pumpkenna 🎃👻 (@mouseabolition) October 10, 2023
A great feat: Turning Aquaman into a solid character and franchise welcomed by the GA.
A great ball drop: Killing that franchise for another one that has much lesser appeal
— FakeNolanCarlos The Prophet Digital (@BobDigi69) October 10, 2023
amber heard deserves so much better. this news about the set etiquette is so degrading and disgusting.
— emily (@emilyuribe) October 10, 2023
They killed Aquaman for this. JG only wants his universe to succeed and wants to paint other directors as mediocre to make himself look better. It’s amazing how the ego of a studio executive can make so damage to a brand. https://t.co/cpnk2Uxu8R
— Jo Costello (@MaJoJovi) October 10, 2023
Glad this gives great incentive for all the fans to rush out and see Aquaman 2. Oh wait, it doesn’t.
James Gunn and his reboot has cost WB hundreds of millions of dollars, just by announcing it with films left on deck. https://t.co/8kp4jTRJ3x
— Leonidas (@Signs2323) October 10, 2023
The writing is on the wall for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
1. Announcing the DCU reboot
2. Releasing the film with two other WB films in December
3. Announcing Jason Momoa as Lobo
I feel awful for everyone who worked so hard to bring that film to life. pic.twitter.com/u32daRy7yx
— The Moonlight Warrior 🌙 (@BlackMajikMan90) October 10, 2023
It makes no sense to announce this shit when Aquaman 2 is just a few weeks away 😭 pic.twitter.com/bZXR2zMoAM
— Geralt of North (@Itssan17) October 11, 2023
I stand by my belief that this casting is unnecessary, actively harmful to the films, a regressive move for Aquaman as a character and just incredibly unimaginative on a creative level
That's even if Momoa really is eager to abandon that character for this one as is claimed https://t.co/4levTRc62s
— Will (@captaintrainor) October 10, 2023
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will splash in theaters on December 20.
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