Amber Heard is celebrating her superhero return and thanking fans for the support.
On Wednesday, the actress took to Instagram to share throwback photos from her time filming Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, which hit theaters on December 22nd. In the sequel to the 2018 Aquaman, Heard reprises her role as Mera opposite Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman.
“After all this time, Aquaman 2 made its splash (sorry, its too easy) Thank you to all of my fans for the overwhelming support and love in Mera’s AQ return,” she wrote. “Thank you so much. #aquaman.”
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Throughout her 2022 defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp, Heard claimed that her role in the sequel became “very pared down” amid negative attention on her personal life.
“I always pitched this to everyone from the get-go. The first Aquaman was Arthur and Mera’s journey. The second movie was always going to be Arthur and Orm. So, the first was a romance action-adventure movie, the second one is a bromance action-adventure movie,” said the director. “We’ll leave it at that.”
“I fought really hard to stay in the movie. They didn’t want to include me in the film,” Heard said at the time.
“I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that depicted my character and another character — without giving any spoilers away — two characters fighting with one another, and they basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch out,” she claimed.
The next installments of Aquaman remains unclear amid changes among the DC Studios.
As of late, Momoa, 44, spoke to Entertainment Tonight that his future in the role depends on box office performance.
“I love this character and [I would want to] play it for a long time. If the audience loves it, then there’s a possibility. But right now, I’m like, ‘It’s not looking too good.’ “