Amber Heard has become even more popular for her role in Aquaman. However, many want her to be removed from the superhero movie.
Amber Heard alleged that her ex-husband Johnny Depp was abusive and violent. However, a recording leaked earlier this year with the actress confessing that she started their fight. Heard also admitted to hitting Depp.
That changed the narrative of their split. Many shifted their sympathy to Depp and the petition to remove Heard from her movies started.
Amber Heard removal from Aquaman petition
Amber Heard plays the role of Mera in the superhero flick Aquaman. Many fell in love with the red-hair character.
However, when they learned that Heard was hitting Johnny Depp they were convinced that the latter was the real victim.
Depp was dropped from the popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise due to Heard’s allegations that he was abusive. Thus, many want her to suffer the same.
Jeanne Larson started the petition to remove Heard from Aquaman 2. At press time, it has 446, 250 signatures and counting.
What the petition claims
The petition claims that Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser. In the recording, she admitted that she punched Johnny Depp twice in the face.
Also, she shattered Depp's finger with a vodka bottle. According to The Tourist actor, it happened when he opened up their post-nuptial agreement and she went berserk.
"While I was in Australia filming a movie approximately one month after I married Ms Heard, on a day where my then-lawyer tried to discuss with Ms Heard the need that she sign a post-nuptial agreement with me, she went berserk and began throwing bottles at me," Depp confessed.
The petition also mentioned Heard’s history of abuse.
In 2009, the cops arrested Heard for abusing her ex-girlfriend Tasya van Ree. The incident happened at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Witnesses saw Heard grabbing and hitting van Ree by the arm. She also yanked the necklace off her neck.
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Heard’s potential replacement as Mera
The netizens have been suggesting names of actresses whom they want to replace Amber Heard in Aquaman 2. The most favorite choice is the Games of Thrones star, Emilia Clarke.
"If Amber Heard gets recast in Aquaman 2 (which she should be) I would like to see Emilia Clarke get the role. She and Jason are so close, they have great chemistry, and she's an amazing actor," @Garrick_KI suggested.
Meanwhile, just recently, another fan suggested Blake Lively.
One netizen created an Aquaman 2 fan art featuring Lively. Several supported it and agreed that the Gossip Girl alum would make a perfect replacement for Heard.
However, despite the petition, many also love to keep Heard in the movie. According to them, her personal issues should be separated from her profession as an actress.
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