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Shockingly small amount of time Amber Heard appears in Aquaman 2 for has been revealed
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Shockingly small amount of time Amber Heard appears in Aquaman 2 for has been revealed

Amber Heard plays Aquaman's love interest, Mera.

The amount of screen time Amber Heard gets in Aquaman 2 has been revealed.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom hits cinemas today (December 22) and, while Heard played a pivotal role in the first film, the same can't be said for its sequel.

In her dramatic defamation lawsuit against ex Johnny Depp last year, Heard alleged that filmmakers didn't want her in Aquaman 2.

"I had to fight to – I fought really hard to stay in the movie. They didn’t want to include me in the film," she said of her role of Mera.

Heard then went on to claim that she has a 'very pared down role' for the film, and it appears as though she was right.

Amber Heard stars as Mera in Aquaman.
Warner Bros. Pictures

According to Business Insider, Heard gets a measly 20 minutes in the movie, just 16 percent of the 2 hour-long film.

The publication states that Heard is mostly seen in the first and last parts of the film, and only has a total of 11 brief speaking parts.


Her apparent lack of screen time comes after Heard claims that the script was changed so that she'd had less involvement in Aquaman 2.

She said in her suit against Depp: "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.

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

But the Aquaman 2 director, James Wan, dismissed her allegations and said that the second film was always meant to me more focused on Aquaman and his villainous half-brother, Orm (Patrick Wilson).

"I always pitched this to everyone from the get-go," Wan said when he was asked about Heard's claims.

Aquaman 2 director James Wan said Heard's role was always going to be smaller.
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"The first Aquaman was Arthur and Mera’s journey. The second movie was always going to be Arthur and Orm.

"So, the first was a romance action-adventure movie, the second one is a bromance action-adventure movie. We’ll leave it at that."

So far, Aquaman 2 has received mixed reviews and boasts a less-than-impressive 36 percent on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomoatmeter.

However, it has a more optimistic 78 percent audience score, proving that - while it might not have been a hit with critics - DC fans are enjoying it.

The first film has 66 percent on the Tomatometer and a 72 percent audience score.

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, Aquaman, Daniel Radcliffe, Amber Heard