Aquaman Star Amber Heard Breaks Silence on Final DCU Appearance

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is still months away from us but a lot of chatter surrounds the final DC Extended Universe flick, especially considering how the superhero franchise has been failing at the box office as of late.

The original Aquaman film was both a critical and financial success for Warner Bros. and at the time, it seemed like DC finally figured things out. Now, lead star Amber Heard is opening up about the pressure she's feeling ahead of the sequel's December release.

Amber Heard Finally Addresses Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Involvement

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Speaking with Deadline, the controversial star talked about her aspirations for her upcoming projects, including Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Heard admits that there's a ton of pressure when it comes to mega-franchises like DC.

Amber said: "Oh, of course. These are very different kinds of projects representing two very different ends of the spectrum in my industry. There’s a ton of pressure on these big franchise movies, with millions and millions of dollars at stake, and compromises are part of trying to make it the most successful thing it can be."

She added: "Then on the other end of the spectrum is a small indie film like 'In The Fire,' a work of art and work of love, with nowhere near the same resources, and so there are compromises there. The best luck you can have as an actor is to be able to balance both."

The actress also talked about how honored she is to become part of the franchise. "Aquaman,' that franchise and the machinery behind it, I’m very honored, honored to be a part of that. And then there are these small passion projects like 'In The Fire,' where I’m proud to have gotten to know the filmmaker and the cast, and we got dirty together, to breathe life into this story. There’s something cool about that, and I think success is an actor who is able to have both those things."

Also Read: Amber Heard Still in Aquaman 2 Despite Controversies and Fans Are Surprisingly Ecstatic

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is slated for theatrical release on December 20, 2023.

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