Johnny Depp recently announced that, at the request of Warner Bros., he will no longer be seen as Grindelwald in the films of Fantastic Beasts. The many fans of the actor did not accept this and demanded that Amber Heard also be fired for the sequel Aquaman. But that will not happen, she says now.
The Amber Heard and Johnny Depp saga continues. Especially now that Johnny Depp has lost his lawsuit against The Sun and therefore had to say goodbye to his role as Grindelwald in Fantastics Beasts.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got married in 2015, but a year later Amber Heard announced that they would be divorcing. In addition, she also asked for a restraining order against Depp for allegedly assaulting her. Later there were rumors that it was Heard who assaulted Depp during the relationship.
In response to Amber Heard’s accusations, The Sun wrote an article describing Depp as a “wife-beater“. And the actor could not laugh with that, so he took the newspaper to court for defamation. That trial took place recently and Depp was proven wrong. And that had major consequences for his career.
Warner Bros. resignation
Although Depp appealed the court’s decision, Warner Bros. already to ask the actor to step down from his role as Grindelwald in the films of Fantastic Beasts. In a post on Instagram, Depp already announced that he agreed to this and that he will not be seen in the upcoming films of the franchise. There are already rumors that the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen would take over the role from him.
Many fans of Johnny Depp reacted in astonishment to this news and thought it was especially not possible that the actor is punished and Amber Heard not. That’s why they started a petition to fire Amber Heard at Aquaman, where she plays the role of Mera. That film is also produced by Warner Bros. so fans of the actor feel that the same measures should be taken against Heard.
The petition reads: “Amber Heard has been proven to assault Johnny Depp. She punched him in the face twice and injured his finger with a broken bottle that ended up in hospital for Depp. Amber Heard is known to be guilty of domestic violence and Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are also removing her from Aquaman 2. ”
“Men are victims of domestic violence, just like women”, it continues. “This must be recognized and action taken so that a known perpetrator is not celebrated in the entertainment industry.” The petition has been signed more than a million times, but that does not let Amber Heard herself get to her heart.
Heard: “I’ll be featured in Aquaman 2“
Amber is now responding to the petition in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I am very satisfied with the love and appreciation I get from the fans Aquaman. That makes me so excited about it Aquaman and Mera and also means that I will return. ”
“Rumors and campaigns on social media do not determine the casting because they are groundless,” she continues. “Only the fans make Aquaman and Aquaman 2 possible. I am already looking forward to starting filming next year. ”