Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, Aquaman star Amber Heard are filling the headlines in the last couple of weeks, and not because of their movies, or at least not primarily. Former spouses are currently on trial for, well, you know what for, the internet is full of it.
There have been many talks about Johnny Depp losing his roles in the Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and WB’s Fantastic Beasts franchise, while Amber Heard managed to keep her role in the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which caused public outrage, and the petition to remove Heard from the Aquaman sequel is currently counting over 3 million signatures. Although WB ignored that, Heard recently said at trial that her role in the Aquaman sequel has been reduced nonetheless and that she was left out of a few action sequences.
“I was given a script. Then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that depicted my character and another character, without giving spoilers away, two characters fighting with one another. They basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch.” — Amber Heard (via The Direct)
Aquaman the Lost Kingdom wrapped production last year and the majority of the cast from the 2018 original movie will return in the sequel. Heard’s involvement in this movie will most likely have some sort of negative effect on the movie’s results at the box office. Meanwhile, fans are still demanding from Disney to bring back Johnny Depp to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but even if Disney would be willing to do it, Depp made it clear that he wouldn’t work with Disney again.
Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, recently revealed that there are two scripts in development, one with Margot Robbie in a lead role, and one without her. Bruckheimer said there are no plans to ask Johnny Depp to return to the franchise, but he also said: “The future is yet to be decided.”
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to be released on March 18, 2023.