There are strong rumours suggesting that Emilia Clarke will get the role
Former Hollywood couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s legal battle has been all sorts of ugly, and it badly affected their professional lives as well. Depp was let go from his role of Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Carribbean franchise and he also lost his role as Grindewald in the Fantastic Beasts movies. Recent reports suggest that Heard has now been fired from Aquaman 2. There are also rumours that Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will be getting the role of Mera.
Despite being fired from the role, Heard is still going to appear in Zack Snyder’s Justice League which will be premiering in HBO Max on March. Meanwhile Aquaman 2 is set to start filming in London this summer. However, Clarke’s casting doesn’t seem to have any official backing, so don’t take it seriously just yet. A source said that she broke the health and fitness clauses in her contract, but no reasons were given beyond that.
There were a lot of people in the internet who had demanded for Heard to be fired. Heard had also won a libel lawsuit challenged by Depp for associating his name with the term “wife beater” after Heard alleged him of domestic violence. Losing this case led to Depp’s firing from both movies.
Despite all these allegations against Depp, there were still many loyal fans who supported him. After the audio tape leaks that had her talking about the things she did, over 1.8 million people signed a change.org petition imploring Warner Bros. to remove Heard from her role. Heard dismissed these by saying that she’s planning to resume her role for the sequel.
It would be great if Emilia Clarke gets the role, but the actress didn’t have the greatest luck after starring in the Star Wars and Terminator franchises, and even called them “stupid action movies,” but it would be wonderful to see her with Momoa again, seeing how they remained best friends throughout the years.
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