Amber Heard’s ‘Aquaman 2’ role sinks to ‘10 minutes,’ firing petition reaches 3M

Amber Heard’s ‘Aquaman 2’ role sinks to ‘10 minutes,’ firing petition reaches 3M


A petition to see Amber Heard ousted from the “Aquaman” sequel is going swimmingly.

The 36-year-old actress — who is currently embattled in a hefty trial with her ex-husband Johnny Depp — has very little screen time in next year’s follow-up to the 2018 DC film, according to DailyMail film critic Grace Randolph.

Heard, who plays Princess Mera in the “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” alongside Jason Momoa, will see “less than 10 minutes of screen time” in the sequel.

The news comes as a petition continues to circulate online, calling for Heard to be axed from the film altogether, one of which has just reached three million signatures.

“Do the right thing. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2,” petition creator Jeanne Larson wrote in the description on Change.org. The poll was created back in 2020 and their goal was to earn three million autographs.

Amber Heard during her ongoing defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp.
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The superhero film’s producer, Peter Safran, shut down speculation in July 2021 about Heard’s role.

Safran told Deadline at the time, “I don’t think that we’re ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure. You gotta do what you feel is best for the movie. We felt that if it’s [director] James Wan and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. That’s really what it was.”

AQUAMAN, Amber Heard as Mera, 2018. ph: Jasin Boland/ © Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection
Amber Heard starred in 2018’s “Aquaman” as Princess Mera.
©Warner Bros/courtesy Everett Collection

“Listen, one is not unaware of what is going on in the Twitter-verse, but that doesn’t mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes,” Safran added. “You have to do what you feel is right for the film, and that’s really where we landed on it.”

The sequel was originally scheduled for a theatrical release on Dec. 16, 2022, then bumped to March 2023.

Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Monday May 2, 2022.
Johnny Depp arrives to the courtroom at in Fairfax, Va. on Monday, May 2.
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Depp, 58, has already been dumped by Disney, for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, after ex-wife Heard alleged she suffered abuse during their nearly two-year marriage in a 2018 op-ed. Citing damage to his professional reputation as a result of the essay, Depp has sued Heard for defamation, asking more than $50 million in return.

On Sunday, The Post learned that Heard has fired her PR team — just in time for her to take the stand on Tuesday in a Fairfax, Virginia courthouse. She reportedly switched from crisis PR firm Precision Strategies to Shane Communications, following widespread negative press amid her court battle.

“She doesn’t like bad headlines,” a source said. Another insider noted that Heard is “frustrated with her story not being told effectively.”

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