12 May – The ongoing court case between Johnny Depp and ex-wife, Amber Heard, has long put both their acting careers in jeopardy, though the latter has been faring a little better than the former.
However, while things might have been going swimmingly for Heard for a while, with her even landing a role a major film franchise, her Hollywood career might slowly be sinking too.
There have been rumours over the past couple of months that the 34-year-old's future in the DCEU is uncertain. She portrayed the superheroine Mera in 2017's "Justice League" and 2018's "Aquaman" and was set to reprise the role in the upcoming "Aquaman 2".
But since as early as last March, there've been reports that cast doubts on her involvement in the sequel, especially since she might be facing jail time for previously faking injuries to obtain a temporary restraining order against Depp.
Most recently, Cosmic Book News reported that she might have just been fired from "Aquaman 2". This doesn't come as a shock considering that Sausage Roll alleged the same earlier last month, stating the possibility of her being removed not only from the DCEU title but also other upcoming movies.
DCEU and Depp fans are now circulating the #AmberHeardIsFired hashtag on social media and have drawn up a petition on Change.org to remove the actress from the "Aquaman" sequel.
Emilia Clarke proves to be most of the fans' favourite as Heard's replacement. If Clarke does get cast, it'll be a reunion with her "Game of Thrones" co-star Jason Momoa, who stars in "Aquaman" as the titular superhero.
The 33-year-old English actress is no stranger to Hollywood film franchises as she's starred in "Terminator Genisys" and "Solo: A Star Wars Story".
Since "Aquaman 2" is only slated for release in December 2022, there's still plenty of time for Warner Bros. and director James Wan to seal a deal with Clarke or find another actress if Heard really is fired.
Heard fans, don't worry, these are just rumours for now. Actor and Heroic Hollywood owner Umberto Gonzalez recently tweeted, "No, Amber Heard did not "get fired" off of AQUAMAN 2."
For the moment, we'll have to just wait and see whether anyone from the studio or movie will clarify the matter.