After Johnny Depp and Amber Heard clashed in a public court docket case over claims the Pirates of the Caribbean star was a “wife-beater”, a petition was began. The web enchantment was made by Depp’s followers who referred to as for Heard to be sacked from the upcoming DC Comics film, Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom. The petition, titled “Take away Amber Heard from Aquaman 2”, has gained greater than 1.85 million signatures on the time of writing.
In response to this petition Heard mentioned final 12 months: “Paid rumours and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] as a result of they don’t have any foundation in actuality.
“Solely the followers truly made Aquaman and Aquaman 2 occur. I’m excited to get began subsequent 12 months.” (By way of Leisure Weekly)
Now, the producer of Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom has responded to the favored petition.
Peter Safran mentioned: “I don’t assume we’re ever going to react to, actually, pure fan stress.” (By way of Deadline)
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Safran went on: “You gotta do what’s greatest for the film.
“We felt that if it’s James Wan and Jason Momoa, it must be Amber Heard. That’s actually what it was.”
Addressing the continued marketing campaign towards Heard led by Depp followers, the Hollywood govt added: “One just isn’t unaware of what’s going on within the Twitter-verse.
“However that doesn’t imply it’s a must to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their needs.”
He revealed: “I am popping out [to shoot] in September. I believe they wish to do one other one… I believe they begin earlier.”
When pressed about his storyline, Temuera would solely say: “I am not in it that lengthy!”
The Mandalorian actor additionally recalled some fond reminiscences of engaged on the primary Aquaman film.
Temuera mentioned: “Sure, they gave me a wig and made me look youthful! James Wan was there.
“I believe I acquired the half as a result of Jason [Momoa] cherished [1994 film] As soon as Have been Warriors [which Temuera starred in].
“Jason was an enormous mover as a result of he wished me to play his dad and the studio acquired speaking and I met the casting agent… and yeah subsequent minute I am there.”
Aquaman the Misplaced Kingdom hits cinemas on December 16, 2022.