Petition wants Emilia Clarke to replace Amber Heard in 'Aquaman 2': 'Why would they keep an abuser?'
'I don't think Emilia will just take this as another movie role, I feel like she will take this more seriously than Amber'
After unsuccessful petitions to remove Amber Heard from 'Aquaman 2' as well as from her position as the spokesperson of L'Oreal, another petition to replace her with actress Emilia Clarke in the famous DC movie sequel is gathering steam.
A petition on Change.org titled 'Emilia Clarke to replace amber heard as Mera on Aquaman 2,' filed by Chantall Meyer is trending, which urged Warner Brothers to evict Heard from the franchise. "Amber heard should be replaced by Emilia Clarke as Mera, Amber heard has falsely accused Johnny Depp of abusing her when it turns out she is the abuser herself I feel like if she stays on the movie/ franchise this will send a bad message, we should not condone any type of abuse if the Aquaman writers brought awareness to the pollution (sic) in the water and how our sea animals die, then why would they keep an abuser?" the petition read.
The petition further made their case by pointing out that Clarke, who has already shared sizzling chemistry with the actor playing Aquaman in the DC movie franchise, Jason Momoa, back when he portrayed the role of Khal Drogo in the first season of 'Game of Thrones,' would be an automatic fit for the role of the superhero's love interest.
Clarke was also touted as a "fan/people favorite" who was loved by everyone and rarely got any bad press. "She's amazing warm and caring the kind of person kids can look up to, I don't think Emilia will just take this as another movie role, I feel like she will take this more seriously than Amber," the petition read.
The petition has started to gather steam as it closes in on its initial goal of 2,500 signatures.
However, it is highly unlikely that the petition will turn out to be effective as it comes close on the heels of our previous report that her role in the billion-dollar movie franchise may not be impacted by the recent reports of alleged domestic violence against her former husband Johnny Depp. A source told Screen Geek that Warner Bros "doesn't care" about the allegations against Heard.
The source added that "there’s nothing going on with her role in 'Aquaman 2' and they wouldn’t consider firing her. The petitions to get her dropped from L’Oreal are also highly unlikely to go anywhere with the company. L’Oreal runs Amber Heard’s social media pages and is very fond of her."