This week promises to be monumental for the entire DC Universe as DC Studios' newly-appointed CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran are set to meet with Warner Bros. Discovery for their presentation. Last week, the comic book film fandom was stunned after their alleged plans were leaked through a bombshell scoop from The Hollywood Reporter, a report which according to Gunn is 50% factual and 50% false.
Now, with the impending DCU shake-up about to send shockwaves in the geek community, a lot of people are still wondering where it leaves Amber Heard. After losing the defamation case Johnny Depp filed against her, the general consensus within the DCU fandom is that her days in the franchise are numbered.
During the height of the trial, Heard confirmed that her role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been reduced drastically but obviously, fans aren't willing to settle for that and want her fired immediately. Now, a new report sheds light on Amber's status and it might displease a lot of folks.
According to multiple sources, including Big Screen Leaks and KC Walsh, Aquaman 2 had a test screening last week and the latest cut of the sequel still includes Amber Heard's Mera. The report claims that the controversial actress' scenes "remain unchanged" so it's safe to assume that she'll play a minimal role in the film.
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It's worth mentioning that recent reports have claimed that DC Studios scrapped supposed cameos from Wonder Woman and Superman in The Flash so their decision to keep Amber in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is quite baffling. But then again, Mera is an integral part of Aquaman's story arc so removing her won't be that easy even if they wanted to.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit cinemas on December 25, 2023.