The fallout from the defamation trial against Amber Heard has been swift as an industry insider is reporting that there was an emergency meeting about completely erasing the actress from the upcoming Aquaman film, currently scheduled to be called Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom.
KC Walsh, a writer for TheGWW.com, first reported the meeting was happening.
He posted to his social media, “There was a meeting and all of Amber’s scenes will be deleted from Aquaman 2.”
Walsh replied, “No way, really?”
Before the speculation went on down a rabbit hole of how the storyline would continue without her character.
During the trial the Head of DC Films testified that her role was set to be reduced, but added that it had to due with a lack of chemistry between the actress and male lead, Jason Mamoa.
“I think editorially they were able to make that relationship work in the first movie,” Walter Hamada stated. “But there was a concern that it took a lot of effort to get there and that would we be better off finding someone with more natural chemistry with Jason Momoa and move forward that way.”
“I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes, ” Heard testified last week. “They basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch out.”
Hamada countered: “The size of the role in the film that she had was determined in the early development of the script, which would be in 2018,” he alleged. “The character’s involvement in the story was sort of what it was from the beginning. From the early stages of the development of the script, the movie was built around the character of Arthur [Momoa] and the character of Orm [Patrick Wilson].”
Now, it seems, that he role will be erased completely. Most likely, as many Walsh followers suggest is that they kill off her character during childbirth and simply re-edit the movie.
As for Johnny Depp? After he was awarded $8.35 million in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, now rumors are being reported that he’s been cast to play a role in Beetlejuice 2 alongside Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder.