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Word is Warners are recasting Amber Heard and refilming all her scenes in Aquaman sequel UPDATED

June 14th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Oh, man.

We’ve seen this reported by several sites over the last few weeks but that was just click-bait given the fact that the world was watching the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial, however, it seems that it has now come true.

It seems that Warner Bros is removing Heard from the now-filming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and will recast and refilm all her scenes with a new actress starring opposite Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry, AKA Aquaman.

The trial between Heard and Depp was one of the most publicised the world has ever seen and in the end – we’re not getting into it here – the ruling went against Heard and, it seems, there’s going to be repercussions beyond the trial findings. Look, Depp lost two major franchises over legal proceedings, Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts, it’s a dirty business, sadly.

That had previously been rumours that Warners had considered not bringing her back due to a lack of chemistry with Momoa in the first movie.

Heard appeared in the first Aquaman and in Zack Snyder’s Justice League but from here on, she will reportedly not be in the role… no actress has been cast to replace her as of writing this.

The movie will see Momoa return as Arthur Curry, the Aquaman, with fellow returning stars Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Dolph Lundgren. Game of Thrones’ Euron Greyjoy star Pilou Asbæk has been added to the cast in an unconfirmed role. James Wan is once again directing.

If you’re wondering how this can be done, check out the very cool video below which shows how actress Tig Notaro was inserted into Army of the Dead. Honestly, if you didn’t know, you’d never notice:

UPDATE: Variety is reporting that reports of Heard’s departure are untrue and the star is still in the movie as originally planned.

Source: Screen Rant

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….