3 million people have signed the petition to remove Amber from Aquaman.
Amber Heard is the leading actress in Aquaman and has a starring role in the sequel. However, she has been caught up in a domestic abuse scandal with her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Amber Heard has been accused of domestic violence, and the petition to remove her from the Aquaman sequel has now reached 3 million signatures.
Amber Heard has been in the spotlight for some time now, not for good reasons. After being accused of domestic violence against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, she is again in the news because a petition to remove her from The Aquaman 2 movie has reached 3 million signatures.
A fan started the petition, which said they did not want to see Amber “rewarded” with a significant role after her actions.
What does the petition say?
The petition demands that Amber Heard be removed from the Aquaman sequel, as she does not seem to be a positive role model for young girls.
The online petition reached its climax on Tuesday, May 3, just hours before Heard appeared in court in a libel case brought by her ex-husband Johnny Depp. The Pirates of the Caribbean star sues Heard for $50 million (38.2 million pesos) in a 2018 editorial in the Washington Post.
Depp claims that Heard hinted that he was abusive towards her during their relationship, which he denies. He claims that Hurd’s article cost him major film deals, including the Pirates franchise, and negatively impacted his professional credibility in Hollywood. Aquaman 2, in which Heard plays Meru, Aquaman’s (Jason Momoa) love interest, wrapped filming earlier this year, with director James Wan confirming the film ended in January.
Its release is scheduled for March 2023. The petition has been started by fans who claim Heard has been “systematically on a crusade to destroy Depp in Hollywood” since the couple divorced in 2016. At the time of writing, 3.2 million people have signed up. The Independent has reached out to representatives for Hurd and Wang for comment.
Heard previously condemned the campaign to have her removed from the film. He denied that the outcome of Depp’s libel case had any effect on his own franchise, confirming that he should have made a sequel. “Paid rumours and paid social media campaigns do not dictate [casting decisions] because they have no real basis,” he said.
In testimony heard on Monday, May 2, Depp’s agent Jack Whigham spoke to the court about Depp’s career before and after the editorial was published, calling it “disastrous.” He said that Depp lost his role in the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film and could not sign with any studio in the following years. Hurd has yet to testify or present his side of the relationship but is expected to testify today (Tuesday, May 3) or Wednesday.