Aquaman 2 starring Jason Momoa is amongst the most awaited films in the DC Extended Universe. Mera was played by Amber Heard in the first Aquaman movie. Jason Momoa was seen in the role of Arthur Curry AKA Aquaman. Willem Dafoe played Vulko, Patrick Wilson played Orm / Ocean Master, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II played Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren played Nereus, Nicole Kidman played Atlanna, Temuera Morrison played Tom Curry, and Ludi Lin played Captain Murk were among the other notable cast members.
But Amber Heard’s court struggle with ex-husband Johnny Depp has received a lot of public attention in recent years. Despite the fact that the pair had split in 2017, judicial processes in respect to domestic violence accusations and Johnny Depp’s libel action were still ongoing in 2021.
In the middle of the libel action, Warner Bros. withdrew Johnny Depp from his part in the Fantastic Beasts film trilogy. As per We Got This Covered, Amber Heard supporters turned upon her due to the legal fight, and many joined a Change.org petition to have her withdrawn from the Aquaman 2 movie.
This all began when Amber Heard’s audio confession to physical attack leaked online. Previously, Johnny Depp was viewed as the culprit, however, this flipped things around. Fans of the Fantastic Beasts star staged protests to have Heard removed from Aquaman. Soon afterward, this was reported that the DC creators were thinking about that as well.
Was Amber Heard Fired from Aquaman 2?
According to a 2021 claim from the Australian pop-press website Sausage Roll, Amber Heard was sacked from her part as Mera because of “health and fitness grounds,” although none have been disclosed by Warner Bros. or Amber personally.
It appears that Amber’s dismissal from Aquaman 2 has yet to be formally reported. Some Aquaman fans appear to be pleased with the thought of Amber leaving the property, although there have been no formal reports indicating her leaving.
Has Amber heard been replaced?
With rumors spreading that Amber, 34, had been sacked, several fans of the series began brainstorming possible replacements for the role of Mera. Her “firing” speculations were confirmed when a 2020 Forbes piece was revealed. According to the source, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has sold her house. According to a December 2020 Forbes article, “she also signed on to substitute Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman 2.”
If indeed the rumor is to be taken seriously, Aquaman 2 producers spoke with Emilia Clarke. Through Game of Thrones, the actress has achieved a significant accomplishment. Her connection with Jason Momoa on the program is also very well received. But again, Gossip Girl star Blake Lively has also joined the battle.
Emilia Clarke gets a Mera transformation for Aquaman 2 in original art by Instagram user ‘jph_photoshop,’ with the Game of Thrones star sporting the characteristic red hair. Clarke is also seen in the artwork sporting the brilliant green Atlantean body costume that Amber Heard donned during the first movie. You could see Emilia Clarke in the role of Mera in Aquaman 2 below. However, Warner Bros. has not issued a formal announcement about the matter.