It was rumored through the Just Jared site that an insider disclosed that Warner Bros. looked at the possibility of recasting her. Just Jared wrote: “Warner Bros. has decided to re-cast Amber Heard’s role after screen tests with the film .” Reshoots were said to be taking place to resolve that.
A spokesperson for Amber Heard tells the site The Blast that it is all wrong.
“The rumor mill continues as it has from day one: inaccurate, insensitive, and mildly insane.”
After Amber Heard’s trial of her ex-husband Johnny Depp, the hashtag #BoycottAquaman2 was suddenly trending on social media. Loyal fans of Depp thought that Warner Bros. had to find another actress for the role of Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Warner Bros. boss Peter Safran said in a statement that the studio is just supporting Amber Heard, despite all the pressure to opt-out of her in the film. The pressure from fans is great, with those 4.5 million signatures.