Amber Heard is nowhere to be discovered within the newest trailer of “Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom” and followers usually are not having it!
Heard’s future within the DC Universe has been shaky following her bombshell authorized battle together with her ex-husband Johnny Depp, together with her ties in Hollywood shrinking.
Nonetheless, regardless of DC Universe execs’ claims that Heard’s position as Queen Mera was not “pared down” because of the detrimental consideration from the court docket case, the reverse appears to be the case with the latest trailer.
Amber Heard Fully Lacking From ‘Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom Trailer 2
On Monday, Warner Bros launched a brand new trailer in anticipation of the hit superhero film set to hit theaters on December 22.
The 1-minute-30-second clip started with Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman speaking to his son and promising him a terrific future the place they might discover their particular skills to the fullest. Nonetheless, the fairytale quickly comes crashing down when villain Black Manta, performed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, comes for revenge.
“I’ll kill Aquaman and all the things he holds pricey… Even when it means making a take care of the satan to do it,” Black Manta declares earlier than they go at it, with the destiny of Aquaman’s son hanging within the stability.
Aside from Momoa and Abdul-Mateen having ample display screen time within the trailer, followers get to see a variety of Nicole Kidman, who returns as Atlanna, Arthur’s mom and the previous queen of Atlantis. Nonetheless, in all of this, Heard’s Queen Mera is conveniently lacking.
Heard’s full absence is sort of paying homage to the primary “Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom” launched in September, the place she made a blink-of-the-eye look in direction of the top. Whereas her lack of look within the trailer factors to the likelihood that the 37-year-old received’t have a lot of an look within the precise movie, director James Wan has denied that it’s intentional.
Whereas talking to Entertainment Weekly, Wan mentioned he at all times meant the main focus of the second film to be the connection between Arthur and Orm and never between Arthur and Mera, as was the case within the first installment.
“I at all times pitched this to everybody from the get-go. The primary Aquaman was Arthur and Mera’s journey. The second film was at all times going to be Arthur and Orm. So, the primary was a romance action-adventure film, the second is a bromance action-adventure film. We’ll go away it at that.”
Followers Bash Warner Bros. & DC Universe For Excluding Amber Heard
Regardless of Wan’s rationalization, followers weren’t satisfied and took to social media to blast Warner Bros and DC for being misogynistic and unfair.
An angered fan wrote, “Warner bros releasing the Flash regardless of all of the controversy surrounding Ezra Miller however slicing Amber Heard out of Aquaman 2 could be very sinister and bizarre as s–t.”
One other comparable comment learn, “It’s completely ridiculous to middle the film round saving Arthur Jr. and his mom appears to have minimal involvement. Y’all let Ezra Miller have their film, Rihanna had Johnny Depp in her vogue present, & Loki nonetheless had Majors. However y’all draw the road at Amber Heard, oh okay.”
One other Web consumer shared, “Slicing out Mera/Amber Heard is loopy….I’m glad the DCEU is washed as a result of this complete factor feels cheesy and kills any pleasure I’ve left. bury that s–t with this film.”
An identical remark learn, “If Aquaman seems to achieve success they’ll say bc the promotion didn’t have Amber and if it flops they’ll put the blame on her it’s a lose-lose recreation.” This consumer joked, “Is Aquaman a single father now? LMFAO. Are they only gon faux Amber Heard isn’t enjoying Mera?”
This fan declared, “The Mera erasure is weird. Not just for the storyline but additionally bc they’re actively alienating so many individuals who had been solely going to observe it to assist Amber Heard. Those who co-abuse her on-line aren’t gonna see it anyway, why promote it to them? #OnlyForMera #Aquaman.“
Heard’s absence from the trailer comes a month after bombshell court docket paperwork from the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial make clear an alleged “hostile” atmosphere on the set of “Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom.”
As we reported, the “Zombieland” actress reportedly informed her therapist that her co-star Momoa was typically intoxicated on set and dressed like Depp. He additionally allegedly pushed to have her booted from the position of Mera.
“Jason mentioned he needed me fired,” the notes say. “Jason drunk — late on set. Dressing like Johnny. Has all of the rings too.” The notes additionally claimed Director Wan typically handled her badly due to the high-profile battle. “He raised his voice @ me — ‘I can’t even put up about Aquaman’ — made it prefer it was my fault – I mentioned ‘I’m sorry.’ No person may take selfies with me on set given blackout,” Heard mentioned about Wan in her remedy notes.
The spotlight of the surprising allegations was that Heard was nearly fired from the position, however her former boyfriend Elon Musk allegedly intervened, “threatening to burn the home down” if she didn’t return for the sequel.
Whereas they seemingly granted Musk’s request, solely time will inform how a lot Heard’s position makes up the brand new sequel.