DC Head Says WB Wanted To Recast Amber Heard For 'Aquaman 2' Due To Lack Of Chemistry With Jason Momoa

Warner Bros. Pictures head for DC Films, Walter Hamada took to the witness stand for Johnny Depp and confirmed that WB had considered replacing Amber Heard in Aquaman 2. Depp vs Heard case is currently in the sixth and final week and a slew of witnesses are set to take the stand. Heard has claimed that her case with Depp has caused her to lose several big projects and even caused he role in Aquaman 2 to be reduced. DC head, Hamada has now confirmed that WB considered replacing Heard but it was because of her lack of chemistry with lead star Jason Momoa and not her case with Johnny Depp.

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As per The Wrap, Hamada testified virtually and confirmed that the studio considered recasting Heard for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. However, it was not because of Heard’s personal affairs but because of a lack of chemistry between her and Jason Momoa in the previous film.

He said “It was the concerns that were brought up at the wrap of the first movie, which was the issue of chemistry, did the two have the chemistry? I think editorially they were able to make that relationship work in the first movie, but there was a concern that it took a lot of effort to get there and would we be better off recasting, finding someone who has better, more natural chemistry with Jason Momoa and move forward that way?”

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Meanwhile, Heard’s witness Kathryn Arnold, a former Hollywood producer who is now an entertainment industry consultant testified that her role was cut due to negative press around her.

Arnold also shared that the initial drafts of Aquaman 2 had strong character arc for Mera including a romantic arc and some great action scenes. Heard even trained for several months to do the action scenes but when she got to the set a costume designer told her that her role had been cut drastically.


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