Amber Heard Aquaman 2 Controversy Continues: Elon Musk, Momoa

Tidal waves of controversy are once again rising on this planet of Aquaman 2 and it’s not due to a battle in Atlantis. A brand new report is crammed with claims regarding Amber Heard’s therapy on the set of the movie, and it entails folks resembling star Jason Momoa, director James Wan, and Heard’s former flame Elon Musk, although DC Movies disputes most of the allegations.

You possibly can learn the entire article over on Variety, and you need to, because it’s each upsetting and engaging. Many of the largest claims come from the notes of Heard’s therapist, Dr. Daybreak Hughes. Notes from her periods with Heard had been a part of the extremely scrutinized Heard/Johnny Depp trial and (it is a signal of how bizarre this all is) had been launched to the general public after Depp’s followers paid for them.

One of many therapist’s notes means that Momoa pushed for Heard to be fired, confirmed up on set drunk, and dressed as Depp to antagonize the actress. DC refuted that declare to the commerce (“Jason Momoa carried out himself in an expert method always on the set of Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom) whereas one other supply mentioned “He isn’t dressing like Johnny Depp. He has all the time wearing that bohemian model.”

One other be aware means that director James Wan yelled at Heard over his incapacity to publish on social media concerning the movie, presumably as a result of it will create a firestorm from followers of each her and Depp. DC, once more, refutes these claims. “James is understood for treating members of his solid and crew with the utmost respect and for fostering a optimistic, collaborative atmosphere on set—the Aquaman movies had been no exception,” a spokesperson instructed the commerce.

Throughout the trial, then-DC head Walter Hamada actually testified and confirmed that there have been talks of Heard being lower from the movie. In order that is truly actual. Nonetheless, in these new claims, it’s advised a part of why that didn’t occur is as a result of Elon Musk threatened the studio with authorized motion if Heard wasn’t requested again for the sequel, which she finally was.

And but, in recent interviews, Wan mentioned that whereas Heard’s position as Mera is dialed again within the movie, it was extra a narrative alternative than anything. “Mera clearly is a large character within the Aquaman world so we clearly need to be respectful to the character,” Wan mentioned. “That’s the underside line. I need to be respectful to all of the characters and do everybody justice. However on the finish of the day, I’ve this story to inform, however I [also] have so many different characters to serve, and I felt like I instructed the Arthur and Mera story within the first one so I can type of concentrate on Arthur and Orm on this one. And so principally it’s a journey film actually with these two after which the opposite characters type of like pepper their world.”

Lastly, the Selection article additionally claims not one of the authentic Zack Snyder Justice League—resembling Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s Flash or Gal Gadot’s Surprise Girl—will reprise these roles in future DC tasks. And whereas that was confirmed for Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, an io9 supply questioned the accuracy of that assertion.

Yup. It’s loads. And the controversy will solely proceed to bubble till the December 20 launch of Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom. Read much more on Variety.

Need extra io9 information? Take a look at when to anticipate the newest Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek releases, what’s subsequent for the DC Universe on film and TV, and the whole lot it’s good to find out about the way forward for Doctor Who.

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