Johnny Depp tried to have ex-wife Amber Heard replaced on Aquaman. Depp and Heard were married from 2015-2017, and their relationship continues to be major controversy on the entertainment industry. The two made headlines for legal issues both during and after their marriage. Last month, Depp lost a lawsuit against The Sun, which called him a “wifebeater” in a 2018 article. Following this decision, Depp was asked to resign from the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3, where he was to play his role as Gellert Grindelwald. Despite only filming one scene, Depp received millions for his work on the movie.
Heard starred as Mera in the first movie and will play the part again in the sequel. Last month, a petition titled “Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2” was started on Change.org. It quickly surpassed one million signatures and now sits at over 1.7 million. Shortly after, Heard debunked rumors Mera would be recast in the film, stating, “I’m excited to get started next year.” Now, it seems those who signed the petition aren’t the only ones who had an interest in having Heard replaced in the Aquaman franchise.
According to a new article from THR, at one point, Depp told his sister, Christi Dembrowski,that he wanted Heard “replaced on the WB film.” In the process of the trial, Depp revealed the film in question was Aquaman.
Though this more concrete information is shocking, it also lines up with what’s already known about Depp and Heard’s volatile relationship