Back when news came out that Amber Heard was the one who was abusing Johnny Depp in their relationship, a petition had been started to have her removed from the Aquaman sequel. Now that ople want her to face justice, and the petition has garnered more than a million signatures.
This is a screenshot from the Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 petition on Change.org:
The petition reads:
Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp. In his $50 million lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of domestic abuse that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife Amber Heard, including one incident where she punched him twice in the face and another where she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle, and his finger had to be surgically reattached. He will bear the scar from that for the rest of his life.
The petition goes on for longer, but ends with, “Do the right thing. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.”
While these petitions rarely make changes to big studio decisions, they do give a good gauge on how much people are on Depp’s side when it comes to his bout with Heard. With all the evidence that had come out of Heard being an abusive partner as well, it was kind of bewildering that Depp still lost the case.
If anything, Depp is applying for an appeal, and hopefully the court will review the case anew. At this point, people think that the presiding judge was not taking all evidence into consideration, and this has lead to Depp losing so much from the case—even his lead role in Fantastic Beasts 3.
While we don’t know what the end of this debacle is going to be, Fantastic Beasts 3 is still set for a release on July 15, 2022.