'Aquaman 2': DC fans want Amber Heard out of sequel as she admits to hitting Johnny Depp in leaked audio
In addition to the online petition, Heard was slammed on Twitter with fans asking DC to remove her from the 'Aquaman' sequel. Heard plays Mera and has essayed the role twice in 'Justice League' and 'Aquaman'
The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard squabble has taken a murky turn. Recent developments came in the form of a series of explosive tapes, wherein actress Amber is reportedly heard confessing about hitting her former husband, Johnny Depp, and throwing pots and pans at him.
In the tapes, Heard says, "I'm sorry that I didn't, uh, uh, hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you're not punched." She continues, "I don't know what the motion of my actual hand was, but you're fine, I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you."
The tapes — which date back to 2015 when the now-estranged couple tried to talk through their marriage problems — were acquired by Daily Mail from a "well-placed source", according to reports.
And now, fans on Twitter want Heard out of 'Aquaman 2'. There have been online petitions already asking for the actor's ouster from the upcoming DC project and Twitterati has seconded that thought. "So #AmberHeard is getting fired from all Aquaman sequels and the DC extended universe, yeah? Or is it on only men that get canceled in Hollywood? #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser," wrote a fan.
"Exactly. She needs to be cut from the films. DC needs to do something or sales may falter," tweeted another.
One fan went as far as saying Heard deserved to be in jail. "This is the very least that should happen to her. She belongs in jail," the tweet read.
For one, abuse is abuse. "Her ass better get fired! Abuse is abuse, it doesn't matter whether they are male or female. She deserves to be taken accountable just like any man has been. Just like JOHNNY has been for her false allegations." This one's pretty direct. "FIRE HER !! @DCComics".
As far as rights go, "If they fire abusive men, they better do the same to the women abusers, so she does not get a pass," read a tweet.
"She better get fired she ruined Aquaman she can easily be replaced with an actually good actor in her place that movie doesn't need her," said another.
The comic fans too have their say. "@DCComics As a DC fan, I completely agree with this. We do not want her anywhere near the DC universe."
Heard plays Mera and has essayed the role twice in 'Justice League' and 'Aquaman'. Directed by James Wan, 'Aquaman' stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
'Aquaman 2' is slated to release in 2022.