Who is Kathryn Arnold? Amber Heard's witness may have just SPOILED 'Aquaman 2' for DC fans
Spoiler alert for 'Aquaman 2'
The ongoing Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation lawsuit is the biggest headline as of now in the entire Hollywood. Every day there's a new turn and today isn't any different. An expert witness in the ongoing trial has supposedly let out some crucial information for Heard's next outing in the DC Extended Universe, 'Aquaman 2'. The spoilers are not for a particular scene but for an early script that could harm the movie's marketing in the future.
'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom', directed by James Wan, will star Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in leading roles. The 2018 film was a big hit and racked up more than $1 billion worldwide, so it was only a matter of time before we got ourselves a sequel. However, it hasn't been that easy because of the Amber Heard trial. Heard's defense claimed that Depp's attorney Adam Waldman caused some serious damage to the actress's DC future after accusing her of orchestrating an abusive hoax.
During her testimony, Heard tried to steer clear of any potential spoilers about the upcoming sequel. She went on to explain that the editors back at WB decided to take out a bunch of footage of her character Mera, including a major action sequence. Now, taking the stand in her defense, entertainment industry consultant Kathryn Arnold recalled the actual damage that Heard shared with her early on.
Who is Kathryn Arnold?
Kathryn Arnold, as mentioned above, is an entertainment consultant and an expert witness. She has more than 20 years of experience in feature films, TV development, finance, international sales, and production. The reason why she's considered even a tad bit credible is that she has tons of experience when it comes to an artist's case as she truly understands how the industry works. Arnold has served in over six dozen cases, according to JurisPro Expert Witness Directory, ranging from wage losses to damages.
When it comes to testimony, she has had a bunch of experience with it. She came in to support Amber Heard and explained that she has suffered a great deal from Depp's end. So much so that she could lose her role in the upcoming 'Aquaman' role. Arnold has provided testimonies for clients in Federal, State, and International courts. When it comes to what kind of cases, she has a vast variety ranging from breach of contract, copyright infringement, personal injury, and so on.
Witness drops potential 'Aquaman 2' spoilers during Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial
Arnold revealed in her testimony, "I believe that in the first act of the movie, she was injured somehow, or it had something to do with a baby." The reason why this is a major potential spoiler is that in the DC Comics, Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman (played by Momoa), and Mera (Heard) get married and have a baby, Arthur Curry Jr. If this is true, then it's a big news for some hardcore DC fans as they're introducing a new character after all.
Enhancing the facts about Heard's damage to the overall deal, she said, "she (Mera) ends up in the hospital early in this new 'Aquaman 2' movie and doesn't really come out until the end to kind of wrap things up. All the interactions with Momoa's character (Aquaman), and certainly the action scenes, were taken out." Shedding some light on the above-mentioned action sequence, she said that Amber Heard, "trained 5 hours a day for several months with the trainer to do this big action sequence." According to her, Amber didn't learn that her role shrunk until she arrived on to set. Arnold continued, "So [her role] was radically reduced from what it was in the script and what she even trained for while she was preparing for the movie."
Previously, it was believed that Heard's role was cut by WB because of weak chemistry between Momoa and Heard, according to Heard's agent Jessica Kovacevic. However, after Arnold and Jessica's comment, it is believed that WB cut back on her role due to the bad publicity that she has been getting. Not only this, there have been several online petitions to remove Heard from this role that has gotten some traction in the last two years. A petition on Change.org has got almost 45 million signatures!