The spokesperson said, “The rumor mill continues as it has from day one — inaccurate, insensitive, and slightly insane.”
Reports stemmed from gossip website Just Jared, which claimed an anonymous insider had informed them Heard’s role had been recast. They later updated the story stating, “Amber has not been completely cut from the film. She still has a small role.”
The rumors of Heard’s removal come as no shock, as a fan petition demanding for Heard’s removal from the DC film has over four million signatures. Despite the public outcry, Warner Bros. seem to have no intention of cutting the actress from the film. Early reports estimate that Heard appears in about 20-25 minutes of the film.
During her infamous trial last month, Heard testified that her notorious relationship with ex-husband Johnny Depp was the cause of her decreased screen time in the DC film. However, Walter Hamada, president of DC films at Warner Bros, denied such claims, stating that Heard was never intended to have a large role in the movie. During his testimony, he did confirm that there were talks of recasting Heard after production of the first film, due to the lack of chemistry between Heard and Jason Momoa, the film’s lead.
Warner Bros. has yet to make a statement surrounding the rumors. The film is scheduled for theatrical release on March 17, 2023.
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