In an exclusive rollout to CinemaCon audience members, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for DC’s aquatic and the Lost Kingdom.
The sequel starring Jason Momoa as the underwater superhero also features Amber Heard’s character Mera in a brief cameo, according to a report from the festival.
Heard’s role in the sequel was questioned during her high-profile defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp last year.
Duration reported Tuesday that Heard “had a cameo” in the trailer “but in a fight scene”.
During the trial, Heard testified that her role in the film was cut significantly after Depp’s legal team called her abuse claims a “hoax”.
“I fought so hard to be in the movie. They didn’t want to put me in the movie,” she said.
DC film head Walter Hamada was called to testify in court about Heard’s reduced screen time. He contradicted her legal team’s claim that the role was changed due to the allegations against Depp.
“The scale of her role in the film was determined during the initial development of the script,” Hamada said at the trial, citing a lack of chemistry between Heard and male lead Jason Momoa as the reason. due to her cutting down on screen time.
In the midst of the trial, a petition to remove Heard from aquatic 2 Totally has garnered more than 4.5 million signatures.
aquatic is DC’s highest-grossing film to date, earning $1.1 billion (£890 million) worldwide.
Depp won her multi-million dollar lawsuit against Heard after a jury ruled that her 2018 Washington Post The article was titled “I spoke out against sexual violence – and faced the outrage of our culture. That must change” is defamation.
Heard was ordered to pay Depp $10m (£8.2m) in damages and $5m (£4.1m) in compensatory damages. The amount was later reduced to $350,000 (£287,000) to comply with the statutory limit.
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Heard has been awarded $2m (£1.6m) in damages in a counterclaim against Depp after his lawyer’s use of a “hoax” was also deemed defamation .
Just one of Heard’s co-stars from aquatic The franchise has openly talked about working with her on films. Dolph Lundgren said: “She was amazing. I worked with her for the first time aquatic, now the second one. We shot last fall in London. She is amazing, I had a great experience with her.
“She was very kind, good to the crew, good to everyone, practical.”
Meanwhile, keen-eyed fans noticed Momoa started following Depp on Instagram while the trial was going on.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be released in cinemas in the US on December 25 and in the UK on December 29.