Obvious DC Comics fans almost got their wish to fire Amber Heard from the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, according to their talent agent.
Viewers have been begging Warner Bros. for months to remove Heard from the superhero movie sequel amid her controversial defamation lawsuit with ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Heard’s WME agent Jessica Kovacevic testified Thursday during the trial that Warner Bros. claimed it was Heard’s “lack of chemistry” with her “Aquaman” co-star Jason Momoa that nearly killed her .
Kovacevic also opened up about the 36-year-old’s career before and after her relationship with Depp, 58, and said Heard should have been a big star after Aquaman, which premiered in late 2018 and grossed over $1 billion.
Addressing “rumors online” that Warner Bros. wanted to replace Heard in her pre-taped statement, the agent also said she believes the studio wants her as the princess because of the bad publicity stemming from the controversial court case bring Mera out.
Kovacevic noted that she felt the studio “didn’t want to hire anyone who got bad press,” adding, “Nobody wants that connection.”
This comes after ‘Never Back Down’ actress Heard claimed during the trial earlier this week that she had ‘fought really hard to keep my career’ while fighting with the ‘Dark Shadows’ actor.
“I missed opportunities. I got dropped from jobs and campaigns. I fought to keep my job and the biggest film opportunity I’ve ever had [with] ‘Justice League’ with the option to do so [star in] ‘Aquaman,'” she said.
“I had to fight really hard to stay in Justice League because that was the time of the divorce,” Heard added. The ex-couple was married from 2015 to 2017.
She reportedly only has about 10 minutes of screen time in the sequel, which is due out in March 2023.
Warner Bros. has not responded to requests for comment on Kovacevic and Heard’s comments. Meanwhile, the aforementioned petition to oust Heard was published in 2020 and has since garnered nearly 4.3 million signatures.
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She also confirmed during the trial that the studio drastically scaled back her role, noting that they “didn’t want to involve me.”
She explained that she would be “actively scheduling” the action flick until Depp’s legal team reportedly launched a smear campaign against her.
Heard pointed out in her statement that “communication” about the film “stopped at that point.”
“I was given a script and then new versions of the script that had removed scenes of action depicting my character and another character, no spoilers, two characters fighting each other, and they basically took a bunch out of my role” , she told the courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia. “You just removed a bunch.”
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