Warner Bros. Producer Peter Safran insists, "If it's James Wan and Jason Momoa, then we're going to have Amber Heard."
"We've looked at other actresses but I think that you know the combination of those two are so potent in terms of what they can do with a character," he continued in an interview on Variety’s Playback podcast.
Fans of the "Aquaman" sequel have been up in arms over Amber Heard's involvement, but Warner Bros. doesn't seem to be taking any action or even listening at this point. A petition on change.org has 1.8 million signatures and counting with hopes that they might finally get their wish granted by removing her from the project altogether, yet it seems like all these people are doing is wasting time worrying about something that will never happen."
"Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" producer Peter Safran is faced with a difficult decision: to cut Heard from "Deadline Hero Nation," or keep her in.
The upcoming Aquaman movie will be facing some tough decisions, as one question was raised on Deadline's podcast, Deadlinenation—whether they should continue filming actress Amber Heard who has been accused of domestic abuse against Johnny Depp? Producer Pete Safron had something to say about it all: “I don't think that we're ever going to react [to] honestly pure fan pressure."
"Safran went on elaborating, 'Listen, one is not unaware of what's going on in the Twitter-verse. But that doesn't mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes.'"
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are at odds over a number of different issues stemming from their 2016 divorce proceedings. Amid these legal disputes between the former couple came accusations by Amber against her ex-husband which he vehemently denied before suing her for defamation after she wrote an op ed discussing abuse suffered during her marriage with him last year.
Heard and Depp have been in a long legal dispute following their split, but now it's getting closer to an end.
Safran went on elaborating that "you can't please everyone all the time," which is why he felt they made the right decision by putting what was best for them as filmmakers before anything else.
After setting production off in London, "Aquaman 2" is set to release on December 16th for audiences. This film features Aquaman played by Jason Momoa and his titular superhero compatriots Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Dolph Lundgren who return with their respective roles from the first film.
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