Johnny Depp fans want 'treasure' Blake Lively to replace Amber Heard in 'Aquaman 2'

'Blake Lively is a treasure, and an A grade actor. Heard is a disgrace to all the women who have been through domestic violence,' a fan commented under the petition


                            Johnny Depp fans want 'treasure' Blake Lively to replace Amber Heard in 'Aquaman 2'
Fans launched a petition to replace Amber Heard (R) with Blake Lively (L) in ‘Aquaman 2’ (Change.org)
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Johnny Depp fans are on the lookout for a new Queen Mera to take the place of Amber Heard's role in 'Aquaman 2'. Recently, more than four million Depp fans signed a petition demanding Heard to be completely removed from 'Aquaman 2' amid the ongoing defamation trial. Now, a new petition has emerged on Change.org urging makers to replace Heard with Blake Lively in the Jason Momoa starrer.

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Besides Lively, Emilia Clarke has also been mentioned because of her previous work with Jason Momoa on HBO's 'Game of Thrones'. Currently, the new petition has been signed by 5000 fans and states, “she (Heard) seems to have lied about being abused… she seems to be the abuser… she ruined the career of Johnny Depp bcoz of her lies.” Earlier Grace Randolph, a YouTuber, speculated that Heard's role will be cut due to the recent stories surrounding her and Depp. Randolph stated, "I hear Amber Heard has less than 10 min of screen time in Aquaman 2."

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The Change.org petition addressed to Warner Bros explains the preference for Lively over Heard. “After the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and all the negative ‘energy’ around the latest, and since Blake Lively is a much likeable actress and human being,” read the petition. The fact that Heard's representative testified that her role in 'Aquaman 2' was cut due to "the lack of chemistry between her and Jason" adds fuel to the fire. 

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Several fan arts posted on social media suggests Heard's replacement in the sequel.



 


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Fans have been expressing their discontent on social media and calling for Lively to be placed in the part. A top response on the Change.org petition states: “Amber Heard is a vile person, and should not be privileged to portray a beloved female hero. Blake Lively is a lovely and kind person, with far greater acting talent. She is the kind of person who should portray a hero. She’s someone young girls can look up to, and should aspire to be like.”

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“I feel Blake can do a great job too for the role and fits it nicely as well. I think Amber should be limited maximally from the upcoming sequel and removed from any future parts of Aquaman [plus] any other films due to all she has done against Depp,” a fan commented under the petition.

Another person commented, “Blake Lively is a treasure, and an A grade actor. Heard is a disgrace to all the women who have been through domestic violence.”

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Meanwhile, 'The Aquaman 2' will see Jason Momoa reprise his role as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, the half-human king of Atlantis, the fabled underwater city. As members of the Atlantean race, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, and Nicole Kidman will be also seen in the movie.

Coming to Depp-Heard's defamation trial, the alleged abuse occurred between 2013 and 2016. Depp sued Heard in 2018 after she wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post about surviving domestic violence. Despite the fact that the 'Aquaman' actress did not mention the 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' star in the essay, Depp and his team have declared that it ruined his career. 

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