Aquaman 2 will be the end of Amber Heard as Mera. The actress confirms that she will no longer be part of the DCEU after what happened in court.
As reported The Hollywood Reporter, Amber Heard returned to the stand during the libel trial against Johnny Depp. The actress who gives life to Mera in it DC Extended Universe spoke about what happened, but also about her professional situation and the repercussions derived from this that have led her to be a constant controversy related to Aquaman 2.
Amber Heard revealed that she “couldn’t renegotiate” her contract with Warner Bros. Pictures to continue being part of DC Universe. That is, her trajectory as Mera ends in Aquaman 2 after playing the character in League of Justice (2017) y Aquaman (2018). He received two million for his appearance in the maritime sequel. This means that he doubled his salary, compared to the first movie.
However, it seems highly unlikely that the studio will bring Amber Heard back as Mera after Aquaman 2. This information from The Hollywood Reporter comes a day after the actress claimed that the studio had significantly reduced her appearance in the DC sequel.
The role of the actress in the sequel will not be a big deal, despite her dissatisfaction
In addition to an uncomfortable amount of controversy that Warner Bros. Pictures is already dealing with, Amber Heard’s trial has put her (and the studio) in a very sticky spot. According to leaks, Mera will spend most of Aquaman 2 being pregnant with the child of Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa). This will allow the legacy to continue with one of the DCEU’s youngest heroes. Apart from that, it is not very clear exactly how big the role of the interpreter will be, given what has happened judicially. However, it is clear that she is not satisfied with how things have turned out.