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Amber Heard confirmed to be returning as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Stewart Perrie

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Amber Heard confirmed to be returning as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

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It's official: Amber Heard will return as Mera in the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

Following the highly-publicized defamation case between Heard and her ex-husband Johnny Depp, there were rumors circulating in Hollywood that the superhero sequel would find a new actor for the role.

Insiders, sources and people close to the production kept leaking suggestions that Mera would be replaced.

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However, it seems like those have all been incorrect.

A trailer for the movie was shown during CinemaCon and it briefly showed Heard back as the love interest of Aquaman, according to Insider and The Direct.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

While she doesn't have any dialogue in the trailer, she is shown in two quick shots and is also seen in battle.

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The rest of the trailer showed Jason Momoa's character struggling with leading Atlantis, teaming up with his on-step screen brother Orm (played by Patrick Wilson) and zombies.

We also get to see Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) as he attacks the surface world and lays the foundation as the film's villain.

It's still unclear how much screen time she will get in the final cut of the movie, however during the defamation trial she alleged there had been a lot left on the cutting room floor.

She told the court: "I fought really hard to stay in the movie — they didn't want to include me in the film."

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She added: "I was given a script. And then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that depicted my character and another character, without giving spoilers away, two characters fighting with one another.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

"They basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch."

During the trial, there was a massive campaign to get Heard removed from the film altogether.

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A Change.org petition attracted 4.6 million signatures as people desperately wanted the sequel to find a new Mera.

Producers for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom stated that they wouldn't react to fan pressure and claimed that they had to 'do what's right for the film'.

That didn't stop speculation mounting in Tinseltown that work was underway to do just that.

However, a spokesperson for Heard slapped down those rumors and called them 'insane'.

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"The rumor mill continues as it has from day one — inaccurate, insensitive, and slightly insane," they told Insider.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will premiere in cinemas on November 20.

Topics: Film & TV, Amber Heard, Aquaman, Film and TV

Stewart Perrie
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