Aquaman 2 Rumored To Be Pushed Multiple Times As Emilia Clarke Reportedly Secretly Shooting Queen Mera Scenes To Replace Amber Heard

Their individual careers have suffered ever since Amber Heard became embroiled in court disputes with her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Amber Heard is still a member of the Warner Bros. Aquaman franchise even though Johnny Depp was fired from Disney’s Fantastic Beasts franchise. It was already confirmed that Amber Heard had shot her scenes for Aquaman 2, however, due to the movie getting pushed back, fans have theorized that the reasoning behind such creating a delay for the film could be due to the studio recasting the actress and reshooting the scenes that were meant to have Amber Heard as Mera in them. The most rumored actress who could potentially be the replacement is Emilia Clarke.

Amber Heard’s screentime reduced

Amber Heard as Mera
Amber Heard as Mera on Aquaman

Things have changed for Amber Heard since Johnny Depp won the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife. Her role was reportedly diminished in the second installment after a petition to have her fired from the renowned franchise circulated on social media. There are currently more than 2 million signatures on the petition. The timing of Amber Heard’s screen time in the Aquaman 2 movie is the subject of a recent internet rumor. According to reports, Amber Heard will appear on screen for no more than 10 minutes in the upcoming DC sequel.

Also Read: Amber Heard Agent Calls Fans Believing in Heard Being Kicked Out of Aquaman 2 as ‘Slightly Insane’

Aquaman 2 date has been pushed back

Amber Heard in Aquaman
Amber Heard and Jason Momoa in Aquaman 2

The calendar for DC’s film releases is undergoing yet another change. Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, two upcoming live-action blockbusters, will both be delaying their release dates, a new report on Wednesday stated. The Shazam! sequel will now premiere on March 17, 2023, as opposed to its initial release date of December 21, 2022. The release of the Aquaman sequel, which was initially planned for that March date, has been postponed until December 25, 2023.

Also Read: Amber Heard Reportedly Resorting to Sponsoring Paid Media Hate Campaigns to Tarnish Jason Momoa’s Image For Supporting Johnny Depp

Rumor of Emilia Clarke replacing Amber Heard

Aquaman 2
Emilia Clarke – Amber Heard

According to a recent discovery by YouTuber Syl Abdul Inc, Mera is reportedly in scenes that are being reshot for Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, but there is a catch. It’s unknown who will play her, and it may not be Amber Heard. The person that initially informed Abdul that Ben Affleck was on site and will be in Aquaman 2 as Batman also added that there was someone else there dressed as Mera, though they were unable to identify them.

It has been addressed that one of the main concerns in the making of Aquaman 2 would be the chemistry that Jason Momoa and Amber Heard would have to portray, considering that they are polar opposites when it comes to liking each other in real life, the fabrication of the chemistry may prove to be quite a challenge. Unless the studio has decided to recast the actress with someone who not only has chemistry with the actor but has also been a highly requested replacement ever since the defamation trial had started. Who else could this actress be if not Emilia Clarke?

Also Read: ‘Where’s your crown, king?’: Johnny Depp Fan Dresses As Mera With Poop Hat to Protest Amber Heard’s Appearance in Aquaman 2

Source: BoundingIntoComics

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Dylan Jobe
Dylan Jobe

Dylan Jobe is a content writer for Animated Times. He is currently doing his Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. Dylan is what one would call a fandom nerd. He keeps up with anime, Marvel, and DC. His knowledge of shows includes Supernatural, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Good Place, among others. His articles are mainly celebrity based. As of now, he is working on a personal novel which he hopes to publish soon. He is patiently building his skills to become a movie critic one day.

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