Amber Heard’s career has been on a rollercoaster ride since her highly publicized divorce and defamation trial loss to ex-husband Johnny Depp. She continues to receive a lot of online hate, and there have been allegations that people have been avoiding working with her. Her role in the upcoming DCEU film Aquaman 2 is uncertain, as she has been absent from the film’s trailers and teasers. In the midst of all this, director Zack Snyder has weighed in on the situation and shared whether he would still work with Heard after all the drama surrounding her.
Snyder’s Support for Heard
For those who are unfamiliar, Snyder worked with Heard on his 2017 film Justice League. The film marked the introduction of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman to the DC Extended Universe before his solo film in 2018. Heard plays Mera, the crown princess of the underwater kingdom of Xebel, the former queen of Atlantis, and Arthur Curry’s love interest. As a result, she will reprise her role in the sequel to Momoa’s 2018 film. Snyder is well-liked by fans for his films in the DC Universe.
Snyder, who is gearing up for his next film Rebel Moon, has spoken out about working with Amber Heard. He expressed his confusion about the online hatred directed at Heard and the petition to remove her from Aquaman 2 in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I just don’t get it,” Snyder said of the online backlash against Heard. “If other people don’t like her, I don’t know what to say. I would work with her in a second.”
Online Backlash Against Heard
However, Heard’s detractors are quick to point out why she has been facing online ire and have criticized the director for his remarks. They have expressed their opinions on Zack’s comments on their social media accounts.
One person said, “I hope she doesn’t blackmail him for assault.”
Another wrote, “Maybe it’s because she’s a liar who nearly ruined someone’s career.”
A third user wrote, “Is he a recent fall victim? Has he suffered a head injury?”
One of them wrote, “There are hundreds of talented actresses out there just waiting for a role… And you choose Amber Heard? LMAO.”
It was followed by one saying, “Because she tried to destroy Johnny Depp’s reputation as Captain Jack Sparrow.”
And, “Is Zack Snyder living under a rock or something?”
Amber Heard will star alongside Jason Momoa in Aquaman 2, also known as Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 22nd.
Meanwhile, Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon will be released on December 15th.