Amber Heard Given 'Less Than 10 Minutes' Screen Time In The Upcoming Aquaman Movie

Posted by Sama in Entertainment On 11th May 2022
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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's trial continue to remain public as more and more details are revealed each day. The implications of this trial have been worse not only for Johnny Depp, who claims that he has suffered immensely in his personal life and career due to the allegations but it has been difficult for Amber Heard too. Heard is not only facing the wrath of the public as evidence suggesting her abuse on Depp has been made public but people are also calling out the Aquaman makers to remove her from the movie in the same way Depp suffered while doing Pirates of The Caribbean movie.

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It is reported that Amber Heard might be having less than 10 minutes of screen time in the upcoming Aquaman movie. 

According to a movie journalist, the actress had her screen time cut, following her defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp. 

 

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Film journalist Grace Randolph, who is known for comic book movie scoops, has claimed fans won't be seeing as much of her in the sequel Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom, which is due for release in March 2023.

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The reports of her reduced screen time come after an online petition against the actress was launched by Depp's loyal supporters who called for her to be dropped from the film reached two million signatures. 

It is not known if Amber's role in the sequel was always intended to be small or if her screen time was reduced in the wake of her legal battle with Johnny Depp.

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Following the domestic violence accusations from Heard, Depp was dropped from his Disney role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean after Amber alleged he had domestically abused her, which she has denied.

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The petition has been signed by more than 2 million people and it calls for Amber Heard to be kicked out of her role as Princess Mera just like Depp was removed following domestic violence allegations.

During the court trial, Depp told the judge that he was left shocked after he learned that Dinsey took away the infamous Jack Sparrow role from him over the alleged op-ed that Amber Heard wrote in 2018 in which she indirectly accused Depp of doing domestic violence on her. 

Jeanne Larson, who started the petition, said Amber had been 'exposed as a domestic abuser' and canceling her appearance in Aquaman 2 would prevent her alleged abuse being glamorized.

She said: 'Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp.

 

 

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'In his lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of domestic abuse that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife Amber Heard, including one incident where she punched him twice in the face and another where she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle, and his finger had to be surgically reattached.

'He will bear the scar from that for the rest of his life.

'Also, Amber Heard was arrested in 2009 for abusing a former domestic partner, Tasya Van Ree, demonstrating a repeated pattern of abuse by Amber Heard.

 

'Since Heard's divorce from Johnny Depp, she has systematically crusaded to ruin Depp in Hollywood, repeating multiple accounts of fake incidents in which she had actually abused Johnny Depp, but lied and created false accounts of him being the abuser.

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'About the incident during which she shattered the bones in Johnny Depp's finger and nearly severed it, causing Depp to require surgery to reattach and repair it.

'They must not ignore the suffering of Heard's victims, and must not glamorize a domestic abuser.

'Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. This must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry.

'Do the right thing. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.'

Meanwhile, a former agent for Johnny testified Wednesday that Amber's abuse allegations had a 'traumatic impact' on Johnny's image, and cost him the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise.

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Christian Carino, a talent agent at Creative Artists Agency, appeared by video deposition at Johnny's defamation trial, which has been taking place in Fairfax, Virginia, since April 11.

According to his contract that was submitted into evidence during the defamation trial, Johnny earned $25million for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Carino testified that it became clear, though conversations with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and CAA co-chair Bryan Lourd, that Disney had decided it could not continue to employ Johnny.

Carino said that the abuse claims were never openly discussed as the reason, but that it was simply 'understood' within the industry.

Carino was friends with both Amber and Johnny, and represented both of them at various points, though he said he no longer has a relationship with either of them.

 

 

 

 

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He testified that Johnny is 'one of the finest actors of his generation,' and that has not changed despite the turmoil of his life in recent years. But he also said that the lawsuits — with his former business manager, his former attorney, and with Amber — have damaged Johnny's off-screen image.

'I think what he was known for off-screen was a shroud of mystery of who he was, because he was not visible to the public,' Carino said. 'It changed with the exposure that came with the lawsuits.'

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Carino was asked about the production of the fifth 'Pirates' movie, in 2015, and acknowledged that Depp was routinely late to set.

'I'm aware of him being tardy, but he's been tardy on everything his entire life,' Carino said, adding that the production had figured out how to work around the issue.

Carino was vague about when Disney decided not to hire Depp for a potential sixth 'Pirates' movie, which remains in limbo, saying at first that he could not specify even the year when it occurred.

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It is important to note the timing of the incident and Depp's lawyers contend that the decision came only after Heard's op-ed in 2018, in which she referred to herself as a 'public figure representing domestic abuse.'

Amber's lawyers argue that the decision was actually made earlier.

Depp's lawyers presented Carino with an email chain from December 20, 2018, in which Depp's agents and publicist passed around a MovieWeb article that stated that Depp 'won't return' to the franchise.

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Carino wrote: 'Were we told this officially from Disney?'

Jack Whigham, another agent, responded: 'No.'

On Monday Johnny told the court he was surprised and felt 'betrayed' Disney dropped him after Heard's allegations in the Washington Post.

He said: 'I didn't quite understand how after that long relationship and quite a successful relationship certainly for Disney that suddenly I was guilty until proven innocent.'

 

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Depp told the court that he felt that there was 'a very deep and distinct sense of having been betrayed.'

Amber Heard accused Depp of domestic violence for the first time in May 2016, when she filed for divorce and sought a restraining order.

The restraining order was later dropped and the couple issued a joint statement in which they stated that neither had made false claims for financial gain.

 

Earlier on Wednesday, jurors saw video depositions with two LAPD officers and a front desk employee who works at the Eastern Columbia Building, where Johnny used to own several penthouses.

The officers were called to the penthouses on May 21, 2016, for a report of domestic violence.

Amber refused to make a report and the officers testified they saw no evidence of injury.

 

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