Who hasn’t heard of DC’s extended universe? Well, we all have and there is a huge mass of hardcore fans throughout the world. The DC Extended Universe is an American media franchise and shared universe centered on a series of superhero films and television series produced by DC Films and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Now in 2018, Aquaman, a part of the DC extended universe got noticeable fame 2018. This movie got almost positive reviews and eventually, it become one of the hyped movies. In Aquaman, Jason Momoa is cast as Arthur Curry or Aquaman, and Amber Heard as Mera, Aquaman’s love interest. It also featured many other popular figures Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and many more.
As Aquaman become a massive hit it solidify the chances of making Aquaman 2 soon and Warner Bros. had announced that the blockbuster follow-up is currently scheduled to be released on December 16, 2022, and it becomes one of the anticipated movies of 2022 however Aquaman 2 has officially been delayed until 2023. It has been scheduled to be released on 17th March 2023. At first, it was decided that casting will remain the same Amber Heard will again play the role of Mera but in 2020 it turned into controversy. Fans are a signature petition to replace Amber Heard as Mera from the upcoming movie Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom or Aquaman 2.
Why are the fans asking to replace Amber Heard with Emilia Clarke for the role of Mera?
In recent years Amber’s legal controversy with ex-husband Johnny Depp has received a lot of public attention. This controversy started when Amber Heard accused his ex-husband Johnny Depp abused and assaulting her. While the controversy was going on without any proper conclusion, Warner Bros. excluded him from his role in his upcoming project Fantastic Beasts 3. However, later on, it turned out that the accusations were false. Amber was still not excluded from her role and this rages fans. Fans started a new hype wave for Emilia Clarke to join as Mera. Emilia Clarke gain loads of attention for her performance in the famous show Game of Thrones. People started to love her from her performance. Many fan’s edits of Emilia Clarke have come out as Mera for Aquaman 2 since then. Now as the trend was going on of replacing, an air of rumor started that Amber Heard is replaced by Emilia Clarke.
Is Amber Heard excluded from her role and replaced by Emilia Clarke?
Johnny filed a defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard. The case is still going on and as per the sources it has been revealed that Amber will be leaving her role due to health issues and ongoing cases, hence rumor of firing Amber is spreading. It has been also rumored that Emilia Clarke has signed on to substitute Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman 2. However, there was a statement that said that the old cast won’t be changed for sure but another rumor started stating that Amber may die in Aquaman 2, and then Emilia will surprisingly enter the movie.
Nothing has been confirmed officially about the replacement but fans are busy in fanarts of Emilia as Mera in Aquaman 2. Fans have to wait for further updates by officials.