Many people are looking forward to the release Aquaman 2. It’s the buzz that attracts people to the cinema. The atmosphere on set was not pleasant, and lead actress Amber Heard was on the verge of being fired.
De eerste Aquaman-film, die werd uitgebracht in 2018, was een groot succes. De superheldenfilm van DC bracht wereldwijd ruim 1 miljard euro in het laatje en is daarmee de succesvolste film van het productiebedrijf ooit. Hoofdrolspeler Jason Momoa, die superheld Aquaman speelt, is sindsdien niet meer weg te denken uit Hollywood.
Het duurde dan ook niet lang of er werd een vervolg op Aquaman aangekondigd. Ook die wordt geregisseerd door James Wan, en ook Momoa en Amber keren terug. Het was de bedoeling dat de film rond Kerst 2022 in de bioscopen zou verschijnen. Dat gebeurde uiteindelijk niet.
Hoofdrolspeelster Heard had tijdens de opnames hele andere zaken aan haar hoofd. Ze raakte verwikkeld in een rechtszaak tegen haar ex Johnny Depp, die ze beschuldigde van mishandeling. Fans van Depp schaarden zich massaal achter hun idool en keerden zich tegen Heard. Ze startten zelfs een petitie om Heard uit Aquaman 2 te laten knippen.
Zover kwam het niet, maar de opnames verliepen niet vlekkeloos. In de zomer van 2022 werd bekend dat de releasedatum van Aquaman 2 een jaar werd uitgesteld. Een reden werd niet gegeven, wat uiteraard voor een hoop roddels zorgde.
The film is now scheduled to be released in theaters at the end of December. And just under a month ago the first trailer was released. On the same day, documents from the now-defunct case between Depp and Heard were also leaked. It has been shared by, among others diverse. It can be read that Heard spoke about the “dirty and hostile” atmosphere that, according to the actress, she had on the film set. Aquaman 2 Hing.
Zo zOur star Momoa was dressed as Depp. “Including all of his episodes,” says a source on set. According to Heard, Momoa was drunk when he did it. The actor is also said to have asked if his co-star could be fired. This was denied by the film production company DC. “Jason has always conducted himself professionally.” However, it seems the love between the two champions has passed, as Momoa no longer follows Heard on Instagram.
Director James Wan is also said to have misbehaved with Heard. “He raised his voice at me and blamed me for the film getting bad publicity. He acted as if it was all my fault,” Heard wrote in the leaked documents. This was also denied by the capital.
However, she was close to firing Heard, various sources reported diverse. It will have nothing to do with the case against Depp. But with the lack of chemistry between Hurd and Momoa. Director James Wan was not satisfied with this after the first film and wanted to replace Heard with another actress in the sequel.
Heard continued to appear in the film, but the actress was not happy. A fair number of her scenes were deleted, so she says she no longer plays a major role. Sources confirm that significant reductions have already been made in the meantime Aquaman 2. In between, the film was shown several times to test audiences, who responded only lukewarmly. This also explains why the film’s release was delayed by a year. Reshoots took place in May of this year, until Hollywood shut down due to a major strike.
Oddly enough, the strike in Hollywood may be a relief to America Aquaman-Makers. If the strike continues into December, the actors and directors will not have to promote the film. Thus they do not have to answer questions about possible arguments and cut scenes. This is not good for marketing, but it is good for the stress level of the filmmakers.
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