After the shock news that Johnny Depp has been asked to resign from the Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts series, many fans have been calling for Amber Heard to be fired from Aquaman 2.

A petition on Change.org was set up demanding that Warner Bros. remove Heard from Aquaman 2, and it’s passed 1 million signatures already.

Heard told Entertainment Weekly: “I’m super excited about the amount of fan love and the amount of fan appreciation that Aquaman has acquired and that it has garnered so much excitement for Aquaman and Mera that it means we’ll be coming back.”

Seemingly acknowledging the petition, she continued: “Paid rumors and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality. Only the fans actually made Aquaman and Aquaman 2 happen. I’m excited to get started next year.”

It’s the follow up to the first Aquaman in 2018. Heard also said that the film – which also stars Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson – will start production next year.

It’s been confirmed it will arrive in cinemas on Dec 16, 2022.

At the time of writing, the change.org campaign has more than 1,300,00 signatures.

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