Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have been in court for weeks, with both celebrities testifying and accusing the other of abuse. While most of the time in court has been spent discussing the former couple’s troubled relationship, there have been some details regarding Heard’s upcoming role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The major plot of Aquaman 2 appears to have been disclosed during testimony during Heard and Depp’s trial.
Although Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom isn’t set to hit theatres for another year, it’s been at the heart of a lot of recent DCEU talk, thanks to Amber Heard’s defamation suit against Johnny Depp. While Heard has expressed her views on what Warner Bros. did with her character as a result of her current legal struggle, other major studio figures have spoken up to provide a fuller picture of what happened. Most recently, DC President of Films Walter Hamada unveiled The Lost Kingdom’s major plotline.
Aquaman 2 is a ‘buddy comedy’
Amber Heard first appeared in the DCEU as Mera in Justice League, before reprising her role in James Wan’s Aquaman. During the defamation trial, she was asked about her time as the character, and it was revealed that her part in James Wan’s planned sequel will be reduced. Walter Hamada, the head of DC Films, testified in the current trial, revealing the major plotline of The Lost Kingdom.
“The movie was always pitched as a buddy comedy between Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson.”
The cast and crew of Aquaman 2 have been keeping the plot of the film under wraps, especially because the film (along with other planned DC productions) has lately been delayed. However, it appears that James Wan’s second DCEU film will mostly center on the connection between Jason Momoa’s title character and Patrick Wilson’s Orm. The most information we’ve obtained on the contents of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom comes from Walter Hamada’s reply. It’s unclear how much of Amber Heard’s Mera we’ll see, but speculations suggest she’ll be mostly missing from the comic book action.