Outspoken DC Comics fans have almost gotten their wish for Amber Heard to be fired from the upcoming “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” according to her talent agent.
Viewers have begged Warner Bros. for months to remove Heard from the superhero movie sequel amid controversial libel suit with ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Heard’s WME agent, Jessica Kovacevic, testified Thursday at trial that Warner Bros. claimed he was overheard “lacking chemistry” with his “Aquaman” co-star Jason Momoa, nearly canning him.
Kovacevic also touched on the 36-year-old’s career before and after her relationship with Depp, 58, saying Heard should have become a big star after “Aquaman,” which was released in late 2018 and grossed over a billion dollars.
In his prerecorded statement, the agent addressed “rumors online” that Warner Bros. wanted to replace Heard, also saying he believed the studio wanted her as Princess Mera due to bad publicity stemming from the contentious case.
Kovacevic noted that, in his opinion, the studio “didn’t want to hire someone who got bad press,” adding, “Nobody wants that partnership.”
It comes after ‘Never Back Down’ actress Heard alleged earlier this week during her trial that she “had to fight really hard to keep my career” amid her battle with ‘Dark’ actor, Shadows».
“I have missed opportunities. I’ve been fired from jobs and campaigns. I have fought to keep my job and the biggest movie opportunity I have had to date. [with] ‘Justice League’ with the possibility of [star in] “Aquaman,” she said.
“I had to fight really hard to stay in the Justice League because it was divorce time,” Heard added. The former couple was married from 2015 to 2017.
She would only get around 10 minutes of screen time in the sequel, available in March 2023.
Warner Bros. did not respond to requests for comment on Kovacevic and Heard’s comments. During this time, the aforementioned petition to oust Heard was launched in 2020 and has since garnered nearly 4.3 million signatures.
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Heard also confirmed during the trial that the studio drastically reduced her role, noting that they “didn’t want to include me.”
He explained that he was “actively timing” the action movie. until Depp’s legal team allegedly launched a smear campaign against her.
Heard noted in her testimony that “communications” about the film “stopped at that point.”
“They gave me a script, then new versions of the script that had removed scenes that contained action, that showed my character and another character, no spoilers, two characters fighting each other, and basically took a lot of my role. ”, he told her to the courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia. “They just took out a bunch of them.”