Hundreds of thousands of people do not want to watch Amber Heard return as Mera in Aquaman two, and a brand new fan petition is looking to have her replaced with Emilia Clarke. From the request description at Change.org, the writer says Heard ought to be fired from the sequel after she allegedly”falsely accused Johnny Depp of mistreating her as it turns out she’s the abuser herself” and should be”punished so ” None of this has ever been proven in a court of law. For this writing, the request has reached its first goal of 2,500 signatures, and the amount continues to rise.
This is not the initial petition aiming to eliminate Heard as a former version only called with no replacement for her firing, in the DCEU. With a goal of 500,000 signatures, the petition now has almost 375,000 individuals on board. Maybe it is thought that the chances of having Heard fired will probably be increased if a strong enough casting choice has been indicated to replace her, and Emilia Clarke appears to fit that bill. Not only does she have a squeaky clean history with no public allegations of domestic abuse, but Clarke also has great chemistry with Aquaman star Jason Momoa as noticed during their time together on Game of Thrones.
The backlash from Amber Heard stems from the messy connection and subsequent divorce with her ex-husband,” Johnny Depp. At the height of this #MeToo motion, Heard made headlines when she publicly alleged that Depp had been physically and emotionally abusive to her throughout most of their marriage. Shortly after, Depp was allegedly fired by Disney out of his job as Captain Jack Sparrow at the Pirates of the Caribbean film series as his reputation was badly tarnished. Denying the allegations, Johnny Depp would react by suing Amber Heard for defamation to the tune of $50 million.
As part of the suit, Depp asserts Heard was the physically abusive one, alleging she’d attacked him several times and even severed his finger on a single event with a shattered vodka bottle. Depp released recordings of conversations he’d had Heard which appeared to corroborate his version of this story this year. In the audio, Heard can allegedly be heard even pelting him and admitting to Depp. Another clip has Heard allegedly telling Depp nobody would believe him if he had been to speak of her harming him.
With this new evidence coming to light, there has been a tremendous backlash against Heard, with social media movements calling for Heard to be dismissed from the Aquaman 2 and her position as a spokesperson for L’Oreal. The hashtag moved viral following the release of their sound recordings on websites. Despite the controversy, nevertheless, it doesn’t seem likely Heard is going to receive her walking papers. With no official answer amid the controversy, Warner Bros. seems to be ignoring the problem altogether, also ScreenGeek reports L’Oreal continues to conduct Heard’s social networking webpages and therefore are”quite fond of her.”
It remains to be seen when Heard’s participation in Aquaman two will prevent the movie from reaching the same heights of achievement as the first, which topped a thousand dollars in the box office. The petitions to eliminate her may ultimately fail, but in the very least, perhaps Depp making his side of the story public might lead to a return to the Pirates of the Caribbean series. You can check out the request to replace Heard with Emilia Clarke at Aquaman 2.