In the cinematic world, where the glitz and glamour often overshadow the behind-the-scenes happenings, the set of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (also known as Aquaman 2) has been anything but smooth sailing. Recent revelations have surfaced, detailing a somewhat frosty and contentious relationship between stars Jason Momoa and Amber Heard during the filming of the anticipated DC sequel.
The details, which have emerged from Variety’s recent article, including therapist notes and insider reports, paint a picture of a set rife with tension, allegations, and a peculiar nod to another Hollywood star, Johnny Depp. Let’s delve into the depths of these allegations and explore the potential impact on the forthcoming Aquaman sequel.
Jason Momoa’s Alleged On-Set Antics and Depp Imitation
Dressing Like Johnny Depp?
Amber Heard, reprising her role as Mera, has claimed through her therapist’s notes that Jason Momoa, who plays the titular hero, exhibited some peculiar and disruptive behaviour on set. One of the most bizarre claims is that Momoa was not only frequently inebriated on set but also deliberately dressed like Johnny Depp, even donning similar rings. The notes explicitly state, “Jason said he wanted me fired. Jason drunk — late on set. Dressing like Johnny [Depp]. Has all the rings too.”
A Bid to Oust Amber Heard?
Moreover, the notes suggest that Momoa was actively trying to get Heard removed from Aquaman 2. This comes amidst a backdrop of Heard’s highly publicised legal battles with ex-husband Johnny Depp, which has seen fans and industry insiders alike divided on her continued involvement in high-profile projects.
DC Studios and Warner Bros. Caught in the Crossfire
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A Professional Momoa?
In response to the allegations, a spokesperson for DC refuted the account, asserting that “Jason Momoa conducted himself in a professional manner at all times on the set of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” This official statement seems to be an attempt to quell the storm brewing over the production and maintain a semblance of stability and professionalism amidst the chaos.
Elon Musk’s Alleged Intervention
Further complicating matters, it’s reported that tech billionaire Elon Musk, who was romantically involved with Heard, allegedly intervened when there were talks of potentially removing Heard from the project. Musk, through his attorneys, is said to have sent a “scorched-earth letter to Warner Bros. threatening to burn the house down” if Heard was ousted from the film, according to an insider. This purportedly led Warner Bros. to retain Heard for the sequel.
The Impact on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Audience Perception Amidst Controversy
The revelations about the on-set dynamics between Momoa and Heard could potentially cast a shadow over Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Fans and general audiences may perceive the film through the lens of these controversies, which could impact its reception and box office performance.
Future Collaborations in Jeopardy?
Moreover, the apparent discord between two of the film’s major stars raises questions about the feasibility of future collaborations. With DC and Warner Bros. investing heavily in their cinematic universe, ensuring a cohesive and functional working environment is paramount to the success of future instalments and spin-offs.
Final Thoughts on Jason Momoa’s antics on Aquaman 2 set
The undercurrents of tension on the set of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom have now been thrust into the limelight, revealing a complex web of allegations, personal vendettas, and a peculiar imitation of a Hollywood star. While the truth of these claims remains shrouded in mystery and counter-claims, the impact on the film and its stars is palpable.
As we await the release of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, these revelations will undoubtedly linger in the minds of audiences and industry professionals alike. Whether it will dampen the film’s success or merely add to its intrigue remains to be seen. Nonetheless, the choppy waters navigated during production will be remembered as a perplexing chapter in Hollywood’s storied history of on-set dramas.
What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to watching Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom? Do you believe that Jason Momoa dressed like Johnny Depp on the film’s set?
Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom will be released in cinemas in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 20th.