Earlier this week during the ongoing Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial, entertainment industry expert Kathryn Arnold claimed that both Momoa and film director James Wan were "committed to her" and "adamant" that Heard remain in the film. Arnold and Heard also alleged that the actress was almost fired from the sequel due to her controversial split from Depp, however DC Films president Walter Hamada clarified this, testifying that Heard almost lost her starring role as Mera due to concerns over a lack of chemistry with Momoa.
Last week, Heard testified that Warner Bros. "didn't want to include" her in the latest Aquaman sequel due to her legal battles with Depp, but she supposedly "fought" to stay on. "I fought to keep my job, and the biggest movie opportunity I had to date [with] Justice League with the option to [star in] Aquaman. I had to fight really hard to stay in Justice Leaguebecause that was the time of the divorce," she said on the stand.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to hit the big screen in 2023.
Elsewhere in entertainment, Marvel released the official trailer for the Disney+ show Ms. Marvel.