A petition to remove Amber Heard aquaman 2 has reached two million signatures as the defamation trial against the actor’s ex-husband, Johnny Depp, continues.
The DC sequel – which stars Heard as Aquaman’s love interest Mera – wrapped filming earlier this year, with director James Wan confirming the film wrapped in January. aquaman 2 Release is scheduled for March 2023.
The petition – which states a goal of reaching three million signatures – was started by fans who claim Heard has “systematically embarked on a crusade to ruin Depp in Hollywood” since the couple’s divorce in 2017.
The Independent has reached out to Heard and Wan’s rep for comment.
Heard is being sued by Depp for $50m (£38.2m). He claims Heard implied he abused her in 2018 Washington Post Commentary on domestic violence.
The trial in Fairfax, Virginia, is in full swing. Further testimony was recently given on Wednesday, April 27, by two police officers who responded to a domestic violence call at the couple’s penthouse in May 2016.
Officers said they found no evidence of a crime and that Heard “refused to testify.”
The online petition to remove Heard from the Aquaman The sequel gained momentum in November 202, reaching 1.5 million signatures following Depp’s exit from the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
Depp resigned from the franchise, which recently released starring Mads Mikkelson, at the request of Warner Bros. after losing a defamation lawsuit against him The sun about a 2018 article that called him a “wife beater.”
Heard previously condemned the campaign to have her removed from the film. She denied that the outcome of the Depp defamation case affected her own franchise and confirmed that she should film the sequel.
“Paid rumors and paid social media campaigns don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality,” Heard said in a statement. “Only the fans actually made it Aquaman and aquaman 2 happen. I look forward to getting started next year.”
You can follow the updates from the court case onwards The Independent‘s live blog here.
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