The DC Extended Universe is set to usher in a new era in the coming months, with the departure of top executives like Walter Hamada. Despite the excitement from the fandom, however, one question still remains: will Amber Heard actually get ousted from the franchise now that Warner Bros. Discovery is in charge?
There has been numerous speculation over the last couple of months surrounding the ever-so-controversial actress' future in the franchise and following her defamation lawsuit loss to Johnny Depp, Amber has been experiencing a downward spiral with her acting career. Now, it looks like she has finally been removed from the upcoming Aquaman sequel.
According to DCEU scooper Syl Abdul, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom recently went through reshoots with "almost everyone" from the cast. Obviously, this suggests that Amber might have been excluded from filming. Intriguingly, the scooper also claims that Mera was actually part of the reshoots but the identity of the actress who played the character is being kept under wraps.
Now, common sense would tell you that the mystery actress' identity was concealed because WB Discovery might have already recast the controversial actress and is keeping everything as airtight as possible to prevent spoilers. Then again, it could still end up being Heard and they're probably just doing it to avoid further backlash.
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A lot of people are under the impression that Amber's DCEU future is in doubt but it's worth noting that WB has seemingly been turning a blind eye to Ezra Miller's controversies. The fact that they're still keeping him on board despite his issues suggests that Amber will remain in the DCEU as well. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled for theatrical release on December 25, 2023.