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Petition to drop Amber Heard from ‘Aquaman 2’ sets record

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Fan-led petition aims to persuade Warner Bros. Ditching Amber Heard from the next release Aquaman The sequel has reached a record level.

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As of Wednesday morning, the petition had collected 4.43 million signatures — just shy of the 4.5 million fan target Jane Larson set herself when it was first launched in 2020.

In her original post, Larson called Heard a “domestic abuser” and urged Warner Bros. On removing the actress from the project.

“Since Heard’s divorce from Johnny Depp, she has systematically campaigned to screw up Depp in Hollywood, repeating multiple accounts of fake incidents in which she had already abused Johnny Depp, but lying and creating false accounts of him being the abuser,” Larson claimed in a scathing petition.

And she continued, “Heard recounts trumped-up incidents of Johnny Depp hitting her in the face when she actually punched him.”

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An ex-couple fights in a Virginia courtroom, as Depp sues his ex-wife after she wrote a 2018 op-ed for Washington PostIn which she referred to herself as a domestic violence survivor. Depp, who is seeking $50 million, claimed that the article damaged his career and led to the loss of a series of projects, including a sixth. Pirates of the Caribbean Movie.

Heard argued that her article was protected under free speech and opposed Depp for $100 million, accusing the actor’s former lawyer Adam Waldman of ruining her career when he called her allegations an “abuse hoax.”

During her testimony last month, Heard claimed that the studio was looking to cut her off for next year Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom She testified that she had to fight to stay in the movie.

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Heard said she appeared in a “very reductive” role as Queen Myra in the sequel. “I got a script and they gave me a new version of the script that removed an action between my character and another character… they basically (reduced) my role.”

She also claimed that she was “released” from her contract. I fought to stay in it, and they kept me in it. I just don’t know how far I’ll be, in fact, involved in the final cut.”

I heard Amber as Mira in
I heard Amber as Mira in ‘Aquaman’. Photography by Warner Bros.

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However, DC Films president Walter Hamada told jurors that she was on the verge of disqualification because she lacked chemistry with the film’s hero, Jason Momoa.

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“They didn’t have much chemistry together,” Hamada said. “The truth is, it’s not uncommon in movies that two leads lead to no chemistry. It’s kind of movie magic to put two shows together and with the magic of a great score and how you put the pieces together, you can synthesize that chemistry. So at the end of the day, if you watch the movie They seem to have great chemistry. But I know that over the course of post-production, it took a lot to get there.”

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Heard confirmed that Waldman’s comments affected her compensation for the sequel and hurt her career, with her legal team comparing future acting prospects to those of Gal Gadot and Zendaya, among other names.

But Hamada told the courtroom that Heard was not a star Aquaman And that Warner saw the film as a “friend movie” between the titular Momoa hero and his brother King Orm (Patrick Wilson).

Heard also did not receive a premium for the sequel due to the company’s policy of keeping its talent on previously negotiated contracts.

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Entertainment industry consultant Katherine Arnold revealed that Heard was eventually allowed to stay in Part Two because Momoa and the film’s director James Wan lobbied on her behalf.

According to film journalist Grace Randolph, Heard has roughly 10 minutes of screen time in the sequel, with Arnold also revealing that Mera appears briefly at the beginning and end of the sequel. Aquaman 2.

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After hearing more than six weeks of sordid testimonies that exposed the private life of one of Hollywood’s biggest couples, a seven-person jury is currently spinning a verdict.

On Tuesday, the group asked Judge Benny Azcaret to answer whether they should consider the entire article or just the headline. The headline said Heard “spoke against sexual violence – and confronted the wrath of our culture”.

mdaniell@postmedia.com

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