Aquaman fans want to know if fans favorites, Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, still appear together in the sequel. Let’s find out.
Like most TV production industries, DC continues to create magic with epic movies to bless fans’ screens. However, since “Aquaman’s” release in December 2018, it has continually ranked up the table of DC’s most successful superhero movies and their highest-grossing film.
The epic, comic-based-like superhero movie centers on an underwater superhero, Arthur Curry, represented by Jason Momoa, who would rather live among land dwellers than take charge of the underwater Atlantean Kingdom. His fate to rule causes him to come in contact with an underwater princess, Mera, depicted by the actress Amber Heard.
As the movie progresses, Momoa and Heard’s chemistry grows, causing shippers to quest for more intimacy. However, “Aquaman” served below fans’ expectations for a more profound love tale between Momoa and Heard since the plot story didn’t focus on the pair’s chemistry.
Meanwhile, a lot has happened in the past few years of “Aquaman’s” initial release, leaving fans in doubt about whether Jason Momoa will continue his role as the great Aqua Guy and Amber Heard as his woman. Although “Aquaman” 2 is still in production, will this duo maintain their roles in the sequel, or should fans expect differently? Below is everything to know about it.
Jason Momoa and Amber Heard Will Reprise Their Roles in Aquaman 2
“Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom” is set to premiere in late 2023, and since DC’s announcement, the Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, has teased during an interview with The Wrap about his return in the sequel. He announced this when he shared his filming experience with several Batman actors. The film’s returning director, James Wan, also tips how Momoa would, in a bid to rescue Atlantis ally with an unpredictable partner.
However, Amber Heard also appears among returning casts, which has raised brows among some fans that do not deem it a good idea by the company due to the backlash from her legal issues with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. Although the jury cleared Depp of all the charges filed against him by Heard, fans and big shippers of “Aquaman” want her out of the DC franchise.
Jason Momoa Helped Amber Keep Her Role in Aquaman
During the Depp-Heard trial sometime in 2022, an expert confirmed how Heard would have relinquished her part, but that wasn’t the case because Momoa and director James Wan stood against the decision.
Amber Heard was, however, considered for replacement during the filming of “Aquaman” 1 due to reasons other than her dramatic split from Depp. The underlying reason was that DC Films president, Walter Hamada, gave a disturbing remark about the chemistry between Heard and Momoa during the filming.
All of these came after Heard and her Agent’s hypothetical claim that Heard’s contract was up for termination because of her marital issues. To clear all controversies attached to Heard’s possible termination from the sequel, prerecorded audio where Hamada confirmed the lack of connection between the actors was put to play
After the President’s audio was played to clear the air, the expert shared how Momoa reacted to the possible replacement of Mera (Amber Heard) in the sequel. According to Kathryn Arnold, Momoa stayed committed to Heard, advocated for her, and remained adamant against replacing her role in the “Aquaman” sequel. Meanwhile, Momoa has not spoken publicly about his involvement in retaining Heard’s role as Mera, but he follows both Depp and Heard on Instagram.
Jason Momoa Might Not Reprise His Role After Aquaman 2
Since the DCEU universe reportedly has many projects to work with and scrape out, “Aquaman” might end with its upcoming sequel. If the company decides to stop the film production, there would be no need for Jason Momoa to continue his role as “Aquaman.”
However, there are other projects and upcoming DC productions that would require an unusual actor like Jason Momoa. Momoa can easily portray Lobo from DC comics during its film production. Since the sequel’s release is some months away, it might be the last time fans would see Jason Momoa on the big screen as “Aquaman.”