Many people will remember the excellent blockbuster hit Aquaman from a few years back. It became the third DC Comics movie to surpass the one-billion-dollar mark in 2019 as it became the highest-grossing movie in the same year. It is the second most successful DC superhero film and the eighth highest-grossing live-action superhero movie.
It earned almost as much as movies like the Avengers movies, Black Panther, Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight Rises, and Captain America: Civil War. It did well, as you can see. Fans want to know more about the upcoming cast of Aquaman 2 and what’s next. What’s this rumor about the cast?
It has been a news outbreak that the breakup between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp was not a pleasant one. With this, many people are curious if Amber Heard will be part of the cast of Aquaman, and will continue to play the role of Mera, the love interest of the King of the Sea, Aquaman (portrayed by Jason Momoa) amidst all the controversy surrounding her and ex-husband Johnny Depp over the years – with their been allegations of abuse, lawsuits, and other issues.
Many people feel it is fair to remove Amber Heard from the Aquaman 2 cast since Johnny Depp was removed from Fantastic Beasts, following all the issues and allegations. Both sides are making allegations of domestic violence and abuse against the other. Movies with Johnny Depp had to cut the actor from the Fantastic Beast franchise. Rumors suggested that Amber Heard would be similarly dropped from the DCEU franchise.
The cast of Aquaman 2 is already in production and will begin production soon. But, will Amber Heard join? While some questions remain unanswered, we know a few details about Amber Heard’s involvement in this franchise. Let’s review what we know thus far and give you an overview of the drama that Amber Heard has been experiencing.
Johnny Depp And Amber Heard’s Domestic Abuse
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s case shows a toxic relationship that ended in a public and messy breakup. Is Johnny Depp the same abusive monster that Amber Heard claims? Is it Amber Heard who was the abusive one in their marriage, as Johnny Depp claims? It’s a complex mind-field of “he said/she said” that can be difficult to navigate.
All in all, Heard has claimed 14 violent altercations occurred between 2013-2016. She also claims that Depp was susceptible to drug and alcohol-fueled rages that left her in danger and fear of her safety.
Depp has, however, submitted a written witness testimony in which he denied Heard’s claims. He claimed that Heard’s accusations harmed his career and that it has “been an ongoing issue in my casting.” Depp also claims that Heard assaulted him with items like a cigarette or a drink can. He claimed that Heard had also urinated on his bed.
He also claimed that Heard had cut off the tip of his finger in 2015, a shocking revelation that startled fans across the world. A photograph was attached to his written testimony. He went on to state that Heard attacked him in a flight and called herself a peacemaker. The Vodka bottle she had thrown broke a couple of bones in his hand and cut the tip of his finger.
People expect this relationship to be scrutinized during court proceedings. Depp also sued Heard for $50 Million in the US. However, that case is not due to be heard until later 2021.
Will Amber Heard Be Replaced In The Cast Of Aquaman?
It seems likely that the actor who played Mera, Amber Heard, will return to the cast of Aquaman 2. Many people have expressed their desire to remove Amber Heard from Mera’s role. Fans had hoped that Emilia Clarke, from Game of Thrones, would be her replacement.
According to rumors, Emilia Clarke, a fan-favorite actress, was considered to join the Aquaman 2 cast for the role of Mera. Many believed that Clarke would be an excellent choice since Clarke and Mamoa already showed a lot of chemistry in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. It looked for a while that she was going to replace Heard. Maybe Game of Thrones fans got excited and were looking forward to her being a part of the cast of Aquaman.
Fanarts showing Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke Mera replacing Amber Heard has been uploaded online. Fans demanded that Heard be fired, too, as Mera’s character. Fans have shown interest in replacing Heard with Emilia Clarke in the cast of Aquaman, playing the role of Mera.
Amber Heard has confirmed that she will return to the cast of Aquaman. Amber Heard even teased fans back in April with a photo of her on set. She also posted a photo of herself with Aquaman star Jason Momoa, hinting that the two will still star in the upcoming DC movie.
The Cast Of Aquaman 2
Here is the information about the cast of Aquaman 2, based on what we know so far. As more information becomes available about Aquaman 2, note that this list will grow.
After finding actors to portray King Atlan and Karshon, Aquaman’s cast has grown. The sequel to Aquaman is in development, and it has already exceeded all expectations, grossing over $1 billion worldwide. After making Malignant, director James Wan will also be heading the making of Aquaman.
After playing his unforgettable roles in Aquaman and Justice League, Jason Momoa will return in the cast of Aquaman as Arthur Curry/Aquaman for the fourth time after a very brief appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Jason Momoa will continue his time in the DC Extended Universe and portray Arthur Curry. Despite all the rumors that Amber Heard wasn’t going to be back as Xebelian princess (and daughter of Nereus) Mera, the actor posted an image of herself on set, confirming her as part of the cast of Aquaman 2.
James Wan regular Patrick Wilson appears to have confirmed that he will be part of the cast of Aquaman 2 as he posted his training routine on Instagram in his preparation for the upcoming sequel and before the Aquaman 2 release date.
Temuera Morrison will also return as Arthur’s father, Thomas Curry. Since Thomas and Atlanna reunited decades before, it would be immoral not to allow them to get back with each other after the romance that brought two worlds together.
Momoa, Wan, and others have been filming Aquaman & The Lost Kingdom. Each actor has teased about the movie. Aquaman’s new stealth suit is also shown in the trailer. Patrick Wilson, Orm (Patrick Wilson) can be seen in the trailer. The sequel will feature a very different Aquaman. It was challenging to find Aquaman II details. Amber Heard will return to Mera’s part, and Yahya Abdul Mateen II will play Black Manta. Expect to see Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lungren (King Nereus), Willem Dafoe, and Willem Dafoe return.
The latest Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom update includes three new additions and the return of a familiar face to the cast of Aquaman. According to TR, the new additions include Jani Zhao (Sule), Indya Mor (Escape Room- Tournament of Champions), Vincent Regan (Snow White and the Huntsman). Zhao will portray Stingray, which was created for aquaman2. Moore will play Karshon, and Regan will assume the role of King Atlan. Randall Park will play Dr. Stephen Shin again, a role that he briefly played for Aquaman.
These Aquaman 2 casts and characters could play exciting roles in the sequel. Because Stingray is an original creation, it is most difficult to place her. She may be affiliated with Black Manta or the mysterious villain Game of Thrones‘ Pilou ASbaek.
Moore’s portrayal is remarkable, especially considering Karshon was initially a Green Lantern villain. As part of the search to find the Lost Kingdom, Aquaman2 could show Karshon’s character, a shark who gained intelligence and telepathy by radiation.
King Atlan is another feature of Aquaman, played by Graham McTavish. Regan could have recast King Atlan, with the possibility that he will play a more significant role in the sequel. It is possible to use flashbacks to show what happened in the Lost Kingdom.
Randall Park will return to the cast of Aquaman and play Dr. Stephen Shin in the Lost Kingdom. It’s not surprising. Park was last seen together with Black Manta, who had hoped to work with Park to find Atlantis. Due to Black Manta’s return, Shin was expected to make an appearance in the sequel.
It is unclear what Shin’s role will be in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. More information on his role and the roles of the other characters should be made available shortly before the Aquaman 2 release date.
Date Of Release
In December 2018, the first Aquaman movie was released in cinemas. It came up on top in a month together with the release of Mary Poppins Returns, Bumblebee, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. So it’s not surprising that Warner Bros is targeting another December debut for the sequel to Aquaman. The Aquaman 2 release date has been set for December 16, 2022, almost exactly four years since the original movie’s release.
Dolph Lundgren, who plays King Nereus in Aquaman 2, said that production would begin in the UK on Aquaman 2 later this year. The Rocky IV, Punisher, and He-Man star said he might be filming Aquaman 2 in London this summer.
It was the first movie to be shot on Australia’s Gold Coast. The UK will be a significant relocation. However, all underwater scenes were filmed in a studio with actors supported by sophisticated harnesses. This shouldn’t have any effect on the film’s look.
Hollywood studios tend to rush to make their sequels. This makes perfect sense. It’s not like we want the enthusiasm of a successful franchise to fade away. As you can see, audiences are more likely to become distracted as time goes by. Aquaman might have wanted to be the same. Aquaman 2 has been delayed in getting to theaters.
Considering the circumstances about the different issues, it is understandable why the delay. Nevertheless, Warner Bros. has announced that the blockbuster sequel is set for release on December 16, 2022. You should mark your calendars for this oceanic movie night!
Aquaman 2 Plot
What we only know about Aquaman 2’s plot, for now, is that it was movie writer David Leslie Johnson McGoldrick who spearheaded its story. He has previously worked with James Wan on two The Conjuring movies and the first Aquaman.
Director James Wan said that the second is “a little more serious and relevant in the world today.”
What does this all mean for Arthur Curry now that Aquaman has donned his classic green and gold armor, the Trident of Atlan, and is taking his place as Atlantis’ throne? Although he and Mera seemed to be an item at the end of the first movie, it was clear that the storytelling wouldn’t be straightforward this time.
David Hyde (aka Black Manta) seems primed to be promoted to Aquaman’s lead villain. Black Manta blames Arthur Curry for his father’s death while having a battle in the submarine from the original movie. With this, he has become obsessed with getting his revenge on Aquaman himself. He’s not likely to stop until Arthur Curry is gone, after surviving their first encounter by the skins of his teeth.
Black Manta is likely to be assisted by Dr. Shin, noting from the original Aquaman ending credits which showed them making a deal. Shin can help Black Manta find Aquaman, giving Black Manta concrete knowledge about the existence of Atlantis.
Unfortunately, the goal of Black Manta’s to make an act of revenge could be unfortunate for Thomas Curry if he decides that justice is best served by killing the man’s father, who he believes killed him.
Aquaman 2 will most probably make a return trip back to the Trench. This is the part of the ocean where monstrous creatures kept Atlanna captive in Aquaman.