The actress will not be fired from the upcoming DC flick “Aquaman 2” despite ongoing pressure from ex-husband Johnny Depp’s fans.
The superhero film’s producer, Peter Safran, shut down speculation that Heard, 35, would be cut in an interview with Deadline.
“I don’t think that we’re ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure. You gotta do what you feel is best for the movie. We felt that if it’s James Wan and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. That’s really what it was,” Safran said.
Wan directed Heard and Momoa, 41, in 2018’s “Aquaman,” which earned roughly $1.14 billion at the box office. The Hawaiian native played the title character and Heard portrayed his love interest, Mera.
The official title for the action-packed, water-filled sequel is “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” The film is currently in production and scheduled for a theatrical release on Dec. 16, 2022.
A Change.org petition to kick “The Danish Girl” star off the franchise surfaced in November 2020. As of today, the online appeal has garnered over 1.8 million signatures.
Heard and Depp, 58, were married from 2015 until their divorce was finalized in 2017. Divorce proceedings were extremely contentious, as she accused the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor of abuse. She was granted a temporary restraining order and the LAPD found no evidence of abuse at the time.