Is Warner Bros firing Amber Heard? 'Aquaman 2' actress slams studio over false stories to make her resign
An insider said that Johnny Depp's former wife thinks that rather than making the decision to sack her, WB wants to put pressure on her to resign and hence was cooking up false rumors
Amber Heard has lashed out against rumors that she has been fired from her role as Mera on 'Aquaman 2' alleging that the film studio, Warner Bros., had deliberately spread those reports to force her to resign. According to We Got This Covered, an insider, Daniel Richtman, said that Johnny Depp's former wife thinks that rather than making the decision to sack her, WB wants to put pressure on her to resign and hence was cooking up false rumors since the news of her getting fired will alienate her fanbase.
Since WB was reportedly happy to stand by Heard following her victorious court case against Depp, if the studio did pull such a stunt as Heard alleges, it would be considered a pretty petty move by the company.
Richtman said on his Patreon account: “Amber Heard thinks WB is spreading rumors about her firing from Aquaman 2 to pressure her to leave on her own to show her people want her gone.”
Australian entertainment site Sausage Roll also reported the news of Heard being fired from the coveted role. Sources told the site that the star was let go for a breach in her contract having to do with a health and fitness clause. "Amber Heard did not pass her physical examination. She’s put on some pounds and is in terrible shape. There is a clause in her contract which says she is required to be in good form ahead of shooting and she violated that,” the site reported.
YouTube channel Popcorned Planet confirmed the report. One of the facts that might lend some credibility to the Australian outlet's claims that the 'Aquaman' movies are shot Down Under. It was also reported that Warner Bros is yet to hire a new actress to fill the role of Jason Momoa’s on-screen love interest, although they are in the process of considering Emilia Clarke for the role.
People who stuck by Heard's former husband, believing that Depp was allegedly physically abused by the actress despite a British judge branding the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor a "wife-beater" last year, rejoiced on Twitter at the news of Heard being fired and requested the studio to replace Heard with 'Game of Thrones' star Clarke, who previously made a much-loved fictional pair with Mamoa on the small screen.
The unconfirmed report of Heard's firing came after almost two million people signing an online petition calling for Heard to be replaced as Mera. "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. They must not ignore the suffering of Heard's victims, and must not glamorize a domestic abuser. Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. This must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry," the petition said.