Johnny Depp and Amber Heard remain the subject of major headlines as their defamation trial continues. While it's too early to predict how the trial will conclude, Depp's wife Amber Heard, is being pushed to the negative side after some pieces of evidence and witnesses stood up in court, confirming that Heard clearly abused the fan-beloved actor.
That being said, Heard's career is currently considered at rock bottom, and the actress might lose several major castings, mainly her upcoming return as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
For now, Let's step aside from the technical terms of the controversial defamation trial and discuss the consequences that both actors have to suffer.
On Depp's side of things, the actor first suffered a setback in his triumphant career when he was fired from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise due to allegations that the actor abused his wife. More recently, Depp was recast by Madds Mikkelson in The Fantastic Beasts franchise after losing to The Sun in a libel lawsuit case in November 2021.
Luckily for Heard, the actress hasn't yet lost any casting as of the moment. But her upcoming film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom in which she will return as the Atlantean Mera is targeted by the DC fans. Starting from online petitions that aim to kick her out of the film, fans now want to replace her with Game of Thrones actress, Emilia Clark.
Well, aside from Clarke would definitely pull off the role of Mera, the main reason why DC fans want her to replace Heard is that Clarke and Jason Momoa are well-known friends as the two developed their friendship in HBO's critically-acclaimed series, Game of Thrones.
Nevertheless, even with the several ongoing petitions about Heard's role in the upcoming Aquaman sequel, it looks like Warner Bros. will still keep Amber Heard in the film, but according to recent reports, the actress will get less than 10 minutes of screen time.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will premiere in theaters on March 17, 2023.