Did Amber Heard Really Get Fired From ‘Aquaman 2’?

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If rumors are to be believed, Warner Brothers fired Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 because she’s too fat, violating her contractual requirement to be in superhero shape for the film. The rumor appears to have started with Australian gossip site Sausageroll, who said that a source told them “Amber Heard did not pass her physical examination. She’s put on some pounds and is in terrible shape. There is a clause in her contract which says she is required to be in good form ahead of shooting and she violated that.”

They added that Warner was hoping that Heard would be in shape in time to start filming, but had signed Emilia Clarke to step into the part in the event Heard wasn’t in shape by then.

It’s probably not true.

Even if the reports are accurate, then Heard hasn’t been fired so much as Warner has secured a back-up plan in case she fails to make weight, so to speak.

But that’s probably not even the case, as THR reporter Ryan Parker tweeted that the reports of her firing were “inaccurate.”

Could it be the case that Heard hasn’t been fired but has been told she will be if she’s not in shape by the time filming begins? Sure, but even that seems unlikely.

It’s not unreasonable to expect someone in a superhero movie to be in superhero shape, even Kumail Nanjiani did it. But Warner has mostly been concerned with avoiding bad press and oh boy would they get bad press for essentially telling Amber Heard “sorry, no fat chicks” in 2021. The think pieces on how Warner execs were fat-shaming Heard and unrealistic superhero body types would be even more endless than they’ve been for the past 40 years. They’re going to digitally edit every frame of this movie anyway, if Heard is a little out of shape they can just slim her down in post and avoid all the controversy.

If Warner fires Heard, it’ll be because her court cases against Johnny Depp, as well as public opinion, have taken a huge swing against her from where they stand today. And I don’t see that happening, at least not on a time frame that leads to changes being made to the film.

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