Fans of Johnny Depp are petitioning to have Amber Heard dropped from Aquaman 2, which is supposed to come out sometime in 2022.
Now, I’m not here to pick a side in the saga that is the Amber Heard versus Johnny Depp divorce case (I’m just going to say that I have loved Johnny Depp since the late 1980s). That’s their private matter, and I don’t think it should really have anything to do with the entertainment world.
Johnny Depp was just asked to resign from his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
Now, there isn’t an official reason, but it’s pretty coincidental and interesting that Depp had just lost his defamation case against a British tabloid, who claimed he had abused Amber Heard.
I mean, it only seems fair that if Depp was released from production of a film, Amber should also be replaced — especially since the SAME studio makes both film series, right?
There is now a petition on Change.org, started by Depp fans, that calls for the release of Heard from the Aquaman franchise.
This petition states that since their divorce, Heard has ‘systematically crusaded to ruin Depp in Hollywood, repeating multiple accounts of fake incidents in which she had actually abused Johnny Depp, but lied and created false accounts of him being the abuser’.
Now, I don’t have any idea what went on behind closed doors in their relationship, but as the petition mentions, “men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women.”
There are allegations and supposed proof from both sides that abuse took place during their tumultuous marriage.
It only seems fair, to me, that what is punished of one should be punished of the other.
There are also reports that there is a petition to bring Depp back to the Fantastic Beasts franchise. BUT, the studio has already started sourcing other actors for the part of Grindelwald, so I wouldn’t be surprised if that petition falls flat.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Amber Heard should be replaced in the upcoming Aquaman sequel?
To see Amber Heard in Aquaman, see the clip below.