There is a new rumor involving Amber Heard. This is a sentence you could say a lot over the past couple of years. Now, the rumors say that Amber Heard is angry there will be more women characters in Aquaman 2. This news comes from insider Daniel Richtman. A few weeks ago, he reported that Aquaman 2 has a plot meant to empower women with a lot more powerful women characters. When most superhero movies only have one or two women, it would make it easier for those characters to stand out. Now, the rumor is that Heard is worried about losing the spotlight.
If the rumors prove true, we may be seeing three women joining the cast. This has been suggested as a possible solution to the fan backlash against Amber Heard as Mera. The idea is that having three other women on the screen will take some of the attention away from her, giving fans something else to focus on. Of course, the new rumor is that this is exactly what Amber Heard is worried about: getting enough attention. Understandably, introducing other characters just to cut down on her screen time is fairly offensive.
There have been a lot of rumors about Amber Heard, many of them specific to Aquaman 2. Other updates on the movie are generally things like release dates and filming schedules. Currently, there is a rumor that Jason Momoa’s character will have a brand new suit. When the news surrounds Amber Heard though, it’s usually things like nearly two million signatures attempting to get her removed from the movie. Due to her personal lawsuits with her ex, Johnny Depp, fans have had big reactions to Heard. She’s become a controversial figure. So much so that the rumor she is upset about other women being cast in Aquaman 2 is, at this point, fairly tame.
If the rumors are true and there will be more women characters, and Amber Heard is mad about it, we’ll likely hear who has been cast soon. Actor Dolph Lundgren, who plays King Nereus in the franchise, recently revealed that he believes filming begins in the summer of 2021.
It’s been kind of a long while since the first Aquaman movie hit. Of course, since 2020 is included in that timespan, it’s bound to feel longer. Aquaman first came out in 2018. The Jason Momoa movie was a surprise hit. It took in over a billion dollars at the box office. This was a huge success for a DC movie starring a character largely considered goofy. Over the years, the character Arthur Curry, also known as Aquaman, had turned into a bit of a joke. But the filmmaker James Wan came in and turned that into a positive thing, and created a movie that was a surprising hit. Amber Heard plays Mera in the movie.
Over the past year, fans have suggested replacing Amber Heard. Emilia Clarke, who has worked with Jason Momoa on Game of Thrones, has been a popular suggestion. Despite the cries of fans, Amber Heard remains attached to the movie. Could the studio actually be cutting down her screen time and adding more women to make up for it? We will likely find out more about this over the next few months.
Currently, Aquaman 2 is scheduled to release December 16, 2022.