Amber Heard will stay within the Aquaman sequel (Image: Getty Pictures/DC)
The 35-year-old performed Mera in 2018 superhero movie, and is ready to reprise the function in Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom, due for launch in December 2022.
Nevertheless, following her ex-husband Johnny Depp’s libel trial in opposition to The Solar, which the actor misplaced, a petition was established campaigning for Heard to be removed from the film.
The petition, which options unsubstantiated allegations that Heard abused Depp throughout their marriage, has reached 1.8million signatures.
Nevertheless, Peter Safran, one of many producers on Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom, mentioned the petition holds no sway over the decision-makers on the film.
Talking on the Deadline Hero Nation podcast, Safran mentioned: ‘I don’t assume we’re ever going to react to, truthfully, pure fan strain. You gotta do what’s finest for the film. We felt that if it’s James Wan, and Jason Momoa, it ought to be Amber Heard. That’s actually what it was.
‘One shouldn’t be unaware of what’s going on within the Twitter-verse, however that doesn’t imply it’s a must to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their needs. It’s a must to do what’s proper for the movie, and that’s actually the place we landed on it.’
Principal pictures on the sequel started final month.
Heard stars as Mera within the movie (Image: AP)
Heard herself addressed the #JusticeForJohnnyDepp motion in an interview with Leisure Weekly final yr, saying: ‘Paid rumours and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] as a result of they haven’t any foundation in actuality…
‘Solely the followers truly made Aquaman and Aquaman 2 occur. I’m excited to get began subsequent yr.’
Throughout Depp’s libel trial final yr in opposition to The Solar and its publishers NGN, over an article that referred to as him a ‘wife-beater’, it was claimed that the actor had wanted his ex to be stripped of her role.
Sasha Wass QC, for NGN, informed the court docket: ‘From the second Ms Heard petitioned for divorce and for a restraining order, the complete brute drive of Mr Depp and his PR machine was engaged.
Depp alleged throughout the libel trial that Heard was abusive in the direction of him (Image: LLUIS GENE/AFP through Getty Pictures)
‘Stories appeared within the press suggesting that she was a gold digger. Mr Depp personally got down to harm her profession.’
Wass mentioned that after Depp despatched a textual content to his sister saying: ‘I need her changed on that WB movie’ – a reference to the Warner Brothers movie Aquaman – ‘a petition garnered the assist of 400,000 folks [quoted at the time of trial] to have Ms Heard faraway from the movie’.
The messages have been reportedly despatched to Depp’s sister, producer Christi Dembrowski, ‘who beforehand had a cope with the studio and was influential there’.
Depp misplaced his libel trial and a subsequent appeal, with a choose concluding that an April 2018 column calling Depp a ‘wife-beater’ was ‘considerably true’.
Depp, 58, and Heard started relationship in 2012 and bought married in 2015, earlier than divorcing the next yr.
The Rum Diary star Heard has since turn out to be a mom, welcoming a daughter named Oonagh via surrogate in April.
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