“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”: Amber Heard and Jason Momoa swim in scandals

Last picture Snyderverse (DC Superhero Adaptations from Warner Studios) Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom It doesn’t seem to be aiming for the same success as its predecessor. Between Elon Musk stepping in to save his ex Amber Heard’s role, rumors that Jason Momoa was drunk on set, and filming new scenes, there was no shortage of problems. Government affairs…

This is in the first set Son of the seaReleased in 2018, Jason Momoa provided a synopsis of the project Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom At Warner Studios, the sequel is slated for release in 2022, again with James Wan at the helm. Yahya Abdul-Madeen II reprises his role as David Kane aka Black Manta, Aquaman’s sworn enemy, Patrick Wilson returns as Orm Marius, Aquaman’s half-brother, Nicole Kidman plays his mother and Amber Heard plays the hero’s wife. After some production delays, a second movie dedicated to the marine superhero is set to be released.

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The matter asked by Amber

Sources close to both the production and Amber Heard have confirmed that the actress was almost fired after the release of the first film. Questioned? In a letter James Wan and the studios sent to the actress’ lawyer, Carl Aston, highlighted the lack of chemistry between Heard and Jason Momoa. But insiders have claimed that Amber Heard was originally hired after auditioning with Jason Momoa and everything went so smoothly that she was chosen from three candidates.

…intervention by Elon Musk

According to sources who spoke to Gravity and Pages in the studio’s orbit VarietyThe studios didn’t fire Amber Heard after the actress’ ex-boyfriend, Elon Musk, sent a particularly threatening letter to the production company promising to “burn everything down” if his lawyer didn’t appear in the second installment.

Jason Momoa’s attitude

During the defamation trial between Amber Heard and her ex-husband Johnny Depp, notes from the actress’ sessions with her therapist were revealed. She noted that Jason Momoa arrived on set drunk, had bad taste in dressing like Johnny Depp, and even James Wan treated her “like an outcast” due to his former legal troubles. DC representatives have flatly denied the allegations, emphasizing the professional and respectful approach of both Momoa and Wan.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” in theaters from December 22, 2023.

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Deleted scenes

Another prickly subject, at least two scenes with Amber Heard were cut in the final edit. The first pits Mera’s character against Black Manta, and the second is a love scene between Mera and Aquaman. Additionally, a few months ago, Jason Momoa unfollowed Amber Heard on Instagram, completely public proof that nothing was going well between the two former colleagues.

And the scenes were reshot

Even as an anonymous worker Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom While the film cost less than expected (the production budget was reported to be $205 million), filming went on schedule, with only a week of extras to shoot, and structural problems were constantly rumored. Not satisfying the test groups of moviegoers, the film’s editing had to be redone twice, and scenes were reshot until the writers’ strike began, and then the actors.

Patrick Wilson and Jason Momoa in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” in theaters December 22, 2023.

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Flood theaters from December 22.

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