A Warner Bros executive testified that Amber Heard and Jason Momoa’s lack of chemistry was the reason she became the subject of a recurring discussion because Aquaman 2.

Johnny Depp’s team began their rebuttal in the ongoing defamation trial against ex-wife Heard on Tuesday (May 24) with a video from Walter Hamada, curator of the films. of DC.

When Hamada fired, he confirmed that Heard had an optional contract with Warner Bros. to play Mera in Aquaman Franchising.

According to Hamada, Heard’s role was never reduced in the upcoming sequel, instead, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom always intended to focus on the protagonist and his friend, with Heard’s character being secondary.

He said Heard’s involvement in the film was not affected by anything said by Depp or his attorney Adam Waldman.

Furthermore, he explained that there had been a delay in casting due to ongoing discussions about reprising the role of Mera, as there were concerns about the chemistry between By Aquaman Jason Momoa and Heard.

“They don’t really have a lot of chemical reactions with each other,” says Hamada. “The fact is, there’s nothing strange about the movie because the two main characters don’t have chemistry.”

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He added that chemistry could be created through “film and editorial magic” and a “great score”.

“If you watch the movie, they look like they’ve had great chemistry. I just knew that through post-production, I had to put in a lot of effort to get there,” he said.

Hamada’s testimony comes a day after Heard’s agent testified that Momoa was “resolute” that she would reprise her role in the upcoming sequel.

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Heard previously testified that her role in Aquaman 2 was cut significantly during her battle with Depp. Meanwhile, a petition calls for her removal from Aquaman The sequel is on track to reach 4.5 million signatures.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million (£39.7 million) for allegedly implying that he abused her during a 2018 selection show for Articles washington, and allegedly prevented him from getting prominent Hollywood roles.

Heard is countering Depp with $100m (£79.4m) accusing him of orchestrating a “smear campaign” against her and describing his case as a continuation of ” abuse and harassment”.

You can follow live updates on the Depp-Heard trial here, as the trial moves toward final arguments and rulings.

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