Blake Lively has replaced Amber Heard as the new Mera in Aquaman 2 fan art.
Amber Heard has been in hot water amid her legal battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt. The Justice League star alleged that he was abusive and violent.
However, in an audiotape that leaked earlier this year, she confessed to hitting Depp and starting their fights. Due to Heard’s issues, many wanted to replace her in Aquaman 2.
Amber Heard replaced as Mera
Amber Heard is popular for playing the read head Mera in the superhero film Aquaman. She plays Aquaman’s love interest. However, many fans are no longer supportive of Heard for the role due to her false claims against Johnny Depp.
An Instagram user named spdrmnkyxxiii replaced Heard with Blake Lively in a beautiful Aquaman 2 fan art. The former Gossip Girl star appeared to be a perfect replacement because she looks so good in Mera’s costume and red hair.
The post received thumbs up from several fans who believed that Lively would make a good replacement for Heard’s role. However, many still prefer to see Heard because, for them, she gave justice to the character, and her issues should not interfere with her career.
Emilia Clarke as Mera
Before the fan art featuring Blake Lively as the new Mera, some fans have already campaigned to have Emilia Clarke for the role. Another netizen shared an Aquaman fan art featuring the Me Before You star.
Clarke and Jason Momoa, who plays Aquaman, have a good tandem. They have already proven their chemistry on-screen in Game of Thrones.
“If Amber Heard gets recast in Aquaman 2 (which she should be) I would like to see Emilia Clarke get the role. She and Jason are so close, they have great chemistry, and she’s an amazing actor,” @Garrick_KI suggested.
Why fans want to replace Amber Heard
Several want Amber Heard to be replaced in Aquaman 2 due to her alleged lies against her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Heard claimed that the actor was abusive and violent when they were together. All of his exes, aside from Heard, said he was never like that with them.
Heard’s allegations affected Depp’s career. Disney dropped Depp from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which broke the hearts of the fans. Depp’s character in the movie series, Jack Sparrow, is a fan favorite.
Since Heard confessed that she hit Depp and she was the one who started their fight, the public wanted her to suffer the same consequences that Depp went through.
Depp was fired from Pirates, and fans want justice for him. They have been calling Warner Bros. to drop Amber Heard in the Aquaman franchise.
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