Aquaman 2 producer Peter Safran has responded to the social media marketing campaign that’s being raged in opposition to Hollywood actor Amber Heard by Johnny Depp supporters.
Safran stated on Deadline‘s Hero Nation podcast, “I don’t suppose we’re ever going to react to, actually, pure fan stress. You gotta do what’s finest for the film. We felt that if it’s (director) James Wan and (star) Jason Momoa, it needs to be Amber Heard. That’s actually what it was.”
Heard, who performs the function of Mera in Aquaman, was beforehand married to Depp. Earlier than they divorced in 2017, she accused him of abusing her bodily and verbally in 2016 and obtained a restraining order.
After UK tabloid The Solar referred to as Depp a “wife-beater”, Depp filed a libel go well with in opposition to the publication. The verdict was not in Depp’s favour and Heard’s allegations have been discovered to be “considerably true”. Quickly after the decision, Warner Bros eliminated Depp from the Improbable Beasts franchise. He was taking part in the function of essential antagonist Gellert Grindelwald.
Safran, who has additionally produced Shazam! and the upcoming The Suicide Squad, added, “One isn’t unaware of what’s going on within the Twitter-verse, however that doesn’t imply you need to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their needs. You need to do what’s proper for the movie, and that’s actually the place we landed on it.”
Aquaman 2 is formally titled Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom. Other than Wan, Momoa and Heard, it additionally brings again Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.