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Amber Heard’s ‘Aquaman 2’ role sinks to ‘10 minutes,’ firing petition reaches 3M


A petition to see Amber Heard ousted from the “Aquaman” sequel goes swimmingly.

The 36-year-old actress — who’s currently embattled in a hefty trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp — has little or no screen time in next yr’s follow-up to the 2018 DC film, in response to film journalist Grace Randolph.

Heard, who plays Mera within the “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” alongside Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, will see “lower than 10 minutes of screen time” within the sequel.

The news comes as a petition continues to flow into online that calls for Heard to be axed from the film altogether, which has just reached 3 million signatures.

“Do the correct thing. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2,” Jeanne Larson wrote within the Change.org description of the petition, which she created back in 2020.

Amber Heard during her ongoing defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp.EPA

The superhero film’s producer, Peter Safran, shut down speculation in July 2021 about Heard’s role.

Safran told Deadline on the time, “I don’t think that we’re ever going to react to, truthfully, pure fan pressure. You gotta do what you are feeling is best for the movie. We felt that if it’s [director] James Wan and Jason Momoa, it needs to be Amber Heard. That’s really what it was.”

AQUAMAN, Amber Heard as Mera, 2018. ph: Jasin Boland/ © Warner Bros./courtesy Everett CollectionHeard starred in 2018’s “Aquaman” as Mera.©Warner Bros/courtesy Everett Collection

“Listen, one isn’t unaware of what is happening within the Twitterverse, but that doesn’t mean you’ve to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes,” Safran added. “You’ve gotten to do what you are feeling is true for the film, and that’s really where we landed on it.”

The sequel was originally scheduled for a theatrical release on Dec. 16, 2022, then bumped to March 2023.

Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Monday May 2, 2022.Johnny Depp arrives to the courtroom at in Fairfax, Virginia, on Monday, May 2.AP

Depp, 58, was been dumped by Disney from his role as Captain Jack Sparrow within the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie after Heard alleged she suffered abuse during their nearly two-year marriage in a 2018 op-ed. Citing damage to his skilled popularity in consequence of the essay, Depp has sued Heard for defamation, asking for greater than $50 million in return.

On Sunday, The Post learned that Heard has fired her p.r. team — just in time for her to take the stand on Tuesday in a Fairfax, Virginia, courthouse. She reportedly switched from crisis p.r. firm Precision Strategies to Shane Communications following widespread negative press amid her court battle.

“She doesn’t like bad headlines,” a source said. One other insider noted that Heard is “frustrated along with her story not being told effectively.”

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