Jason Momoa and James Wan block efforts to cut Amber Heard from Aquaman 2

James Wan, Amber Heard and Jason Momoa

James Wan, Amber Heard and Jason Momoa
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Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defamation trial It continues to make its way across the sea floor of the subconscious online this week, sometimes vomiting some industries Fact or a strange moment who will surely rise to the surface to be dissected intermittently and Reading. Today, this search for the bolus took the form of a certificateEntertainment industry consultant Catherine Arnold (whose job, it seems, is mostly to testify about the industry in court cases like this), who spoke about the effects of Heard and Depp’s divorce, and their aftermath, The completely non-religious backlash against Heard that followed, affected her career.

Which was “important,” Arnold said, and most notably to Heard The starring role in Aquaman A subsidiary of Warner Bros. Movies. Arnold’s testimony was as interesting as it sounds Confirm some of the things people have already concluded the past few years, including the fact that Heard has been intentionally excluded from promotional materials for the film’s sequel.was banned from DC’s FanDome event, and fired almost straight out of the movie, despite being part of a previous billion-plus superhero movie.

for every wrapArnold – from She was called as a witness on Heard’s behalf, as she was trying to fend off Depp’s accusations of defamation over an op-ed she wrote about being an abuse survivor from A few years ago– Note that “The research showed that whenever Heard’s name was mentioned, whether in connection with a movie, TV show, magazine article, or endorsement deal, there was an immediate backlash from fans on social media.” (Readers at home could repeat this research by spending four Almost seconds on Twitter in 2022.) As such, Warner Bros. told Heard It has been functionally excluded from FanDome, the company’s annual celebration of its various movie brands and features.

Beyond that, the studio is reported Paid to remove it from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Honestly, it’s only been stopped by a united front of co-star Jason Momoa and director James Wan. Bear Arnold’s testimony, it was both Wan and Momoa’committed to it” was “insisting that she was in the movie.” However, Heard has testified that her role in the movie was officially scaled back due to a Presumably lack of chemistry with Momoa.

Arnold noted that Depp’s career has also been damaged by the public conflict between him and Heard, in spite of also Note that the editorial ostensibly at the heart of the whole thing was an unimpressive blip on Hollywood’s radar –Until Depp issued his lawsuit regarding it, And I turned it into the weeping PR ulcer it is today.

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