As Amber Heard’s controversies continue to plummet her popularity, fans are petitioning DC to drop her from ‘Aquaman 2.’ They want Emilia Clarke to play Mera in the Jason Momoa film.
Amid an ongoing feud with ex-husband Johnny Depp, things are only looking bleak for The Rum Diary star Amber Heard. Heard was reportedly set to reprise her role of Mera in a planned Aquaman sequel, Aquaman 2. But pertaining to the recent domestic violence accusations against her, fans are crusading for the makers to recast the role of Heard’s Mera.
Fans Launch Petition To Replace Amber Heard With Emilia Clarke In Aquaman 2
Fans have launched two petitions to overwhelming response; one calling for DC to drop Heard from Aquaman 2, and the other demanding to cast Emilia Clarke opposite Jason Momoa in the movie.
The petitions calling for Amber Heard to be dropped from the DC Entertainment franchise and to be replaced by Emilia Clarke have been doing rounds on the internet for quite some time. Both the petitions are available on Change.org, and are very close to achieving their target signatories.
The petition insisting Emila Clarke be paired alongside Jason Momoa in Aquaman 2 has nearly 14,000 attestors. Meanwhile, the appeal to remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 is astoundingly inching closer to half a million signatures.
When Amber Heard first accused Johnny Depp of domestic violence, he was immediately dropped from the Pirates of Caribbean. Now fans want a similar verdict for Amber Heard amid Depp’s libel suit. They believe that continuing with Heard as the face for Aquaman 2 will sensationalize domestic abuse.
Twitter Endorses Petitions For Aquaman Cast Shake-up
The petitions have taken Twitter by storm. GOT fans, particularly, have extended an outpour of support for the petitions. They have longed for Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa to reunite on-screen. And DC’s highest-grossing film franchise seems like a place for them to be.
Aquaman 2: Cast Details; Has DC Confirmed Amber Heard’s Exit From The Franchise?
DC Universe and Aquaman lead star Jason Momoa have largely remained silent on Amber Heard’s controversy and Emilia Clarke’s casting. DC Universe had announced its plans to release Aquaman 2 in December 2022, but the film’s premiere might see a delay due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, Jason Momoa is busy filming a vampire-buddy film ‘Good Bad & Undead‘ alongside his GOT co-star Peter Dinklage. So it will be a while before we actually know the cast details of Aquaman 2.
Besides Emilia Clarke, several other names have also emerged to replace Amber Heard in Aquaman 2. Some reports allegedly cite that DC is eyeing Gossip Girl star Blake Lively to lead its upcoming sequel. But a vast majority of fans have pronounced Emilia Clarke as a unanimous choice for the Jason Momoa blockbuster.