With the arrival of Marvel’s James Gunn as the new co-head of the DC Universe, it looks like the studio is going through some major changes and developments. Jason Momoa’s solo superhero film Aquaman was a major turning point for the DC Universe, and it became the highest-grossing DC film overseas, earning around $649.3 million. And her sequel is on the way, but she’s been dealing with a rough patch since her leading lady Amber Heard’s legal feud with Johny Depp. He’s hit a new road bump, let’s see what it is!
Aquaman is the story of Arthus Curry, who is the human heir to the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, who seeks to prevent a war between the ocean and land worlds. The film’s sequel was titled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and there were rumors that Ben Affleck’s Batman cameo would be extended as he was called back for reshoots and Amber’s role was downplayed after demand. fans.
Recently, during the film’s test screening, all the rumors and theories were debunked as there was no Ben Affleck and William Defoe’s Vulko either, as tweeted by The DC Syndicate Twitter page. Although the film shown at the screening is an older version, unfortunately there will be no major changes involving the main characters.
#AquamanAndTheLostKingdom took a drug test last night
• Mera is still in the film and her scenes remain unchanged
• Ben Affleck’s #Batman is not in the movie
• Willem Dafoe’s Vulko is not in the film either.
— The DC Syndicate (@TheDC_Syndicate) December 7, 2022
Amber Heard played the role of Mera, who is Arthur Curry’s love interest and later becomes his wife in the comics, and according to speculation, there were rumors that the scenes are barely there or her character could also be removed from the film’s post losing the lawsuit against Depp. But upon screening, Amber’s role and scenes were completely intact and involved as much as the other significant characters. This major reveal shocked fans as the internet was clearly split between pro-Amber and against her. After finding out, fans started to express their displeasure with the development.
One fan wrote: ‘How can they leave Amber Heard if they didn’t legally recognize the petition to take it down during the trial and after. Disappointed DC,” another said, “Bruh, what’s the point of bringing Affleck back to film a scene for the movie if they’re not going to use him. They know the fans want to see Affleck back. No Vulko is also an L”. There were comments like, “Mera needs to be removed or recast. I have no intention of seeing it until 1 of these 2 things happen. One fan commented, “Not surprised DC kept Mera, they like to keep problem actresses/actors hired. And why did Affleck film anything for him if not in it.
The film is slated for release in December next year, but there’s still hope because test screenings aren’t always the final products that make it to theaters, and a lot can change between the two.
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