‘Aquaman 2’ Producer Shuts Down Johnny Depp Fans Over Pressure to Fire Amber Heard

‘Aquaman 2’ Producer Shuts Down Johnny Depp Fans Over Pressure to Fire Amber Heard
Aquaman 2” producer Peter Safran confirmed to Deadline that requests from Johnny Depp fans to have Amber Heard fired from the DC comic book tentpole are being ignored and shut down. The sequel, officially titled “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” is now in production with director James Wan and stars Jason Momoa and Heard. Johnny Depp fans rallied for Heard’s firing last fall with a viral online petition that has earned 1.8 million signatures and counting.

“I don’t think we’re ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure,” Safran said. “You gotta do what’s best for the movie. We felt that if it’s James Wan, and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. That’s really what it was.”

Safran, who produces DC’s “Aquaman” franchise as well as “Shazam!” and “The Suicide Squad,” continued, “One is not unaware of what is going on in the Twitter-verse,
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