A petition to oust Amber Heard from the Aquaman sequel is in full swing.
The 36-year-old actress – who is currently in a heated trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp – has very little screen time in next year’s follow-up to the 2018 DC film, according to DailyMail film critic Grace Randolph.
Heard, who plays Princess Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom alongside Jason Momoa, will see “less than 10 minutes of screen time” in the sequel.
The news comes as a petition continues to circulate online demanding that Heard be removed from the film entirely, one of which has just reached three million signatures.
“Do what’s right. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2,” wrote Jeanne Larson, the petition’s creator, in the description on Change.org. The poll was created back in 2020 and its goal was to collect three million autographs .
The superhero film’s producer, Peter Safran, ended speculation about Heard’s role in July 2021.
Safran told Deadline at the time: “I don’t think we’ll ever respond to pure fan pressure. You have to do what you think is best for the film. We’ve felt it when it is [director] James Wan and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. It really was.”
“Listen, one is aware of what’s going on in the Twitter verse, but that doesn’t mean you have to act on it or take it as gospel or accommodate your desires,” Safran added. “You have to do what you think is right for the film, and that’s where we ended up.”
The sequel was originally slated for a December 16, 2022 theatrical release and was then pushed back to March 2023.
Depp, 58, has already been fired from Disney for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in fifth film, Pirates of the Caribbean, after ex-wife Heard claimed she suffered abuse in a 2018 surgery during their nearly two-year marriage. ed. Citing the essay’s damage to his professional reputation, Depp has sued Heard for defamation, demanding more than $50 million in return.
On Sunday, The Post learned that Heard had fired her public relations team — just in time for her to take a stand at a courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia on Tuesday. She reportedly joined Shane Communications from crisis PR firm Precision Strategies after facing widespread negative press during her court case.
“She doesn’t like bad headlines,” said a source. Another insider noted that Heard is “frustrated that her story isn’t being told effectively.”