Have Warner Bros learned their lesson from releasing The Flash with controversial actor Ezra Miller; Aquaman 2 gets a reshoot!
In a shocking turn of events, Warner Bros’ Aquaman 2 is reportedly undergoing major reshoots, casting a shadow of uncertainty over the film’s future. This news comes amidst the ongoing controversy surrounding Amber Heard, who was previously slated to reprise her role as Mera in the upcoming sequel.
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Patrick Wilson, a star of both Aquaman films, recently confirmed the reshoots in an interview. “I was with [the Aquaman character] just last week,” he stated, implying his involvement in the reshoots. This revelation contradicts previous denials from Warner Bros, who had insisted that no reshoots were taking place.
The reshoots are believed to be a response to the failure of The Flash, another Warner Bros production, which faced backlash due to controversies surrounding its lead actor, Ezra Miller. The studio is reportedly concerned that Aquaman 2 could meet a similar fate if they don’t take action, given the public outcry against Amber Heard.
The Hollywood Reporter, known for its close ties with Warner Bros, has attempted to downplay the significance of these reshoots. However, the implications are clear: Warner Bros is taking drastic measures to ensure the success of Aquaman 2.
The studio’s concerns are not unfounded. Amber Heard has been embroiled in a high-profile legal battle with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, which has significantly tarnished her public image. Fans have been vocal in their support for Depp, with many calling for Heard to be replaced in Aquaman 2.
The reshoots are also likely to inflate the film’s already substantial budget, which was reported to be $205 million before the reshoots. This could put further pressure on the film to perform well at the box office.
In the midst of this turmoil, Warner Bros has been noticeably silent on the marketing front for Aquaman 2. This has led to speculation that the studio is trying to distance itself from Heard and the controversy surrounding her.
The question now is: who will replace Amber Heard as Mera? Fans have been rallying for Emilia Clarke to take over the role, but no official announcements have been made.
With that being said, the future of Aquaman 2 hangs in the balance. The reshoots, coupled with the ongoing controversy, have cast a cloud of uncertainty over the film. Only time will tell if Warner Bros’ gamble will pay off, or if Aquaman 2 will sink beneath the waves of controversy.
Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.