Warner Bros. has been left in a tough position surrounding the future of Amber Heard’s Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and the DCEU as a whole. With a jury now having determined Heard’s abuse accusations against Johnny Depp to have been false, many are eager to see her removed from the sequel, and reports are conflicted on what action Warner Bros. is taking.
Mera has been reported to play a major role in Aquaman 2, with the wife of Jason Mamoa’s Arthur Curry set to have a child with the King of Atlantis. Reports have been all over the place surrounding how Warner Bros. intends to handle the situation; some claim she has been removed altogether, and others suggest her screen time to be around ten minutes.
Now, reports from the latest test screening are claiming her role may have even increased in past showings, leading to an outcry from fans.
A recent rumor from Undercover Audience indicated Amber Heard’s Mera saw an expanded role in the latest test screening in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Previous reports claimed her screen time to be close to ten minutes, while the latest rumor now lists her as being in the sequel for 20-25 minutes.
The reports have spurred a viral boycott of the DC sequel, with “#boycottaquaman2” having begun to trend on Twitter – a sign of the viral nature of the protest.