Is Emilia Clarke being lined up to replace Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman 2 (Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom)? The movie’s recent delay seems to say so. It was revealed via Deadline that Warner Bros Discovery has opted to delay Aquaman 2, and this has brought up a whole bunch of questions.
One of the biggest questions we’ve seen online is, does this delay mean that Warner Bros Discovery is going to attempt to replace Amber Heard as Mera in the movie? There have been rumours for quite some time that Warner Bros. Pictures was trying to find a way to remove Heard from the picture. After the actress lost the recent defamation trial to Johnny Depp, movie studios have been steering clear of Heard.
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Emilia Clarke to replace Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman 2?
However, Warner Bros is still tied to her because of this upcoming Aquaman 2 movie. She’s supposed to be starring in the movie as Mera. Heard played a big part in the first movie. However, it does seem as though people inside the movie studio have been trying to get her off the project.
During his testimony at the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defamation trial, Hamada revealed that they tried to remove Heard from Aquaman 2 (Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom). Hamada confirmed that the studio has tried to remove the actress from Aquaman 2 because of her “lack of chemistry” with its star, Jason Momoa. However, he didn’t stop there. He went on to reveal that the role of Mera was about to be offered to another actress. He didn’t mention which actress they had in mind to replace Heard in Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom.
Walter Hamada wanted Amber Heard off Aquaman 2
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Here’s what DC Films’ President, Walter Hamada had to say about Amber Heard’s lack of chemistry with Jason Momoa whilst filming the first Aquaman movie:
It was the concerns that were brought up at the wrap of the first movie, production of the first movie, which is the issue of chemistry, did the two have the chemistry. I think editorially they were able to make that relationship work in the first movie, but there was a concern that it took a lot of effort to get there and would we be better off recasting, finding someone that had a little bit more natural chemistry with Jason Momoa and move forward with that actor.
Warner Bros was already thinking of the Game Of Thrones actress for Mera
We were then informed that Warner Bros. Pictures had been looking at the actress for the role of Mera in Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom. The insider revealed to us the following:
The idea of having Emilia [Clarke] play Mera in the sequel was floated inside Warners, but ultimately, the decision to minimize the role was taken and Heard was optioned for the sequel.
What do you make of this news? Would you like to see the Game Of Thrones actress replace Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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