Amber Heard Breaks Silence On Aquaman 2 Amid Controversial Return To Role

Amber Heard has broken her silence on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom amid controversy surrounding her return to the role.
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Amber Heard has broken her silence on Aquaman 2 amid controversy surrounding her return to the role.

Heard, 37, played the character Mera in the first Aquaman film, which also starred Jason Momoa, 43, as the titular character.

Since her very public defamation trial against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, Heard has taken a step back from the limelight and has even relocated to a different continent.

But following rumours that she’d been cut from the Aquaman sequel, Heard appeared in the trailer reprising her Mera role – and now she’s had her say on the matter.

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Heard has shared her thoughts on returning to the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) for the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

As Heard re-enters the movie industry, she acknowledges the significant challenge of being part of a major franchise that is worth millions of dollars.

During an interview, Heard compared her involvement in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom to her recent independent film In the Fire, highlighting the contrasting nature of these projects.

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The Zombieland star told Deadline: “These are very different kinds of projects representing two very different ends of the spectrum in my industry.

“There’s a ton of pressure on these big franchise movies, with millions and millions of dollars at stake, and compromises are part of trying to make it the most successful thing it can be.

“Then on the other end of the spectrum is a small indie film like In The Fire, a work of art and work of love, with nowhere near the same resources, and so there are compromises there.”

Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman.
Amber Heard has broken her silence on Aquaman 2 amid controversy surrounding her return to the role. Credit: Alamy

She went on to say that she is ‘very honoured’ to be a part of the Aquaman franchise but she also loves to do ‘small passion projects like In The Fire‘.

Heard added: “There’s something cool about that, and I think success is an actor who is able to have both those things.”

Aquaman, released in 2018, became the highest-grossing film in the DCEU, raising expectations for its highly anticipated sequel.

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The upcoming instalment will feature Momoa reprising his role as Aquaman, along with an ensemble cast including Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, and Temuera Morrison.

The sequel has faced various production setbacks and delays due to the pandemic.

The success of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is crucial not only for Heard’s career but also for the overall trajectory of the DC Universe.

With the weight of high expectations and the franchise’s established reputation on their shoulders, Heard and her colleagues must deliver a compelling and successful sequel when the film hits theatres on December 20, 2023.

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