Aquaman 2: Warner Bros needed to switch Amber Heard however purpose shouldn’t be Johnny Depp controversy

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2022-05-25 11:35:32


Amber Heard

The president of DC Movies testified Tuesday that the studio thought of changing actress Amber Heard for ‘Aquaman 2’ out of concern that she lacked chemistry with star Jason Momoa. Heard was finally forged within the sequel, however her legal professionals have argued that she almost misplaced the job and couldn’t renegotiate for more cash because of the backlash over her home abuse allegations towards Johnny Depp, reviews ‘Selection’.

Heard is in search of $100 million in a defamation counterclaim towards Depp.

Walter Hamada, the top of Warner Bros.’ DC unit, was the primary witness referred to as by Depp’s facet as they start their rebuttal of Heard’s counterclaim in court docket.

Showing by video deposition, Hamada testified that the abuse allegations performed no function in casting selections in ‘Aquaman 2’.

Nonetheless, he mentioned the studio did delay selecting up its choice for a number of weeks because it thought of whether or not to recast the function of Mera, who was Aquaman’s love curiosity within the first movie.

“They did not have lots of chemistry collectively,” Hamada mentioned.

“Editorially they had been in a position to make that relationship work within the first film, however there was a priority that it took lots of effort to get there.”

Hamada mentioned that the chemistry was created in post-production, utilizing “film magic, together with the movie’s rating. He mentioned it’s not unusual for 2 results in lack chemistry.

“You recognize it if you see it, and the chemistry wasn’t there,” he mentioned.

Heard was paid $1 million for the primary ‘Aquaman’, and $2 million for the sequel.

That pay was constant along with her authentic contract, however Heard’s agent has testified that she ought to have been in a position to renegotiate for more cash because of the international success of the primary movie. Nonetheless, Hamada testified that underneath his management at DC Movies, he has made some extent of not robotically renegotiating for sequels.

“An enormous a part of our philosophy was we had been going to carry folks to their choices,” he mentioned.

Hamada mentioned that ‘Aquaman 2’ — due out subsequent 12 months — was conceived as a “buddy comedy” between Momoa and Patrick Wilson, who performs King Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother. Heard has alleged that her function was “pared down” significantly over time, however Hamada testified it has remained static for the reason that movie was first developed in 2018.

Heard’s workforce has contended that she misplaced out on a minimum of one different function — an Amazon movie with Gael Garcia Bernal — in addition to profitable endorsement offers because of the on-line marketing campaign towards her over her abuse allegations towards Depp.

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