Amber Heard is still part of Jason Momoa's Aquaman 2. However, a new report claims that her screen time was reduced, and she will now only appear in two minutes.
Amber Heard Reportedly Has 2-Minute Screen Time In Aquaman 2
Andy Signore, creator, writer, and director of numerous digital series, who has been following the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard legal battle, shared an update about the actress' involvement in the Aquaman sequel. According to Signore on his YouTube channel Popcorned Planet, Heard will only appear in the superhero flick for two minutes.
"I've got a Popcorned Planet exclusive and this one comes from a source on set of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," he said.
"The film is currently in the midst of doing reshoots and what I'm told is that they were doing green screen reshoots with Jason Momoa to pump up the action in the film, which I guess is to distract us from the fact that the woman who shall not be named is still in the movie guys."
However, according to Signore, he had a "juicy" update. He recounted telling his followers that Heard's role was trimmed down. They didn't cut her but just reduced her screen time from 20 minutes to 10 minutes. But that has even become shorter.
"Well, now I'm being told she is now only in the film for two minutes," Signore said. "That's right two minutes. This is a good sign. This is clearly the studio reacting out there to the drama and realizing they don't even like her."
Heard admitted during the trial that Warner Bros. didn't want her to return to the movie, and she fought them to be still part of it. There was also a concern about her alleged lack of chemistry with Momoa.
Amber Heard Allegedly Banned From Aquaman 2
Signore also shared how the set allegedly treats Amber Heard. According to his source, they do not refer to the actress by her name.
"I was told that on this set, they are not allowed to refer to her by name," Signore continued.
"They have been told from the top down 'We do not bring up this woman. When we are doing the shoots today don't ask about her, don't mention her name, don't mention it to Jason, don't mention it to anybody,'" he added.
According to him, the crew does not acknowledge or mention Heard on set.
"They are erasing her and they're banning her from the film," the YouTuber added. "So, while I'm frustrated that she's still in this film, she shouldn't be in this film, let's be honest. She should be replaced in this film given the way Warner Bros. has treated others."
Signore pointed out how Warner Bros. dropped Johnny Depp from Fantastic Beasts after he lost his libel case against The Sun in the U.K. However, despite his major legal victory in June where Heard lost the defamation battle in Virginia, the studio still keeps her.
"You got to show the same attitude here," Signore added. "Plus, she was found guilty of lying by a jury."
Amber Heard Previously Said Warner Bros. Wanted To Remove Her In Aquaman The Lost Kingdom
Amber Heard discussed how the defamation trial affected her career during the trial. During her testimony, she said that the studio wanted to drop her from the superhero flick.
"I had to fight to--I fought really hard to stay in the movie. They didn’t want to include me in the film," she said, Screen Rant reported.
She confirmed that she's still part of Aquaman 2, but she was given a "pared down version." There were reportedly many changes in the script.
"I was given a script. And then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that depicted my character and another character, without giving spoilers away, two characters fighting with one another," Heard shared. "They basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch."
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on March 17, 2023.