The story revolving around Amber Heard and Johnny Depp has been one of the biggest in the Hollywood news cycle. It was a story of abuse, fake feelings, false allegations, and more. At first, many fans were angry at Depp after Heard made some accusations and filed a suit against him. However, the tides turned when several audio leaks proved that Amber Heard was the abuser and that Depp’s defense was actually based on true facts.
Fans decided to support Depp and created two big petitions. One demands the removal of Amber Heard from the sequel to Aquaman which was a wildly successful entry in the DCEU collection of films and another one says that fans want to see Johnny Depp reprising his role as Jack Sparrow in the next Pirates of the Carribean installment.
Note that Johnny Depp was relatively silent on the issue and tried to defend without throwing any dirt out. Depp recently filed a lawsuit against Heard demanding $50 million in damages. He also says that the scandal prevented him from getting the role of Jack Sparrow in the latest movie from Disney. Fans are now siding strongly with Depp.
The cause of the sudden support for Depp is an audio leak in which Amber Heard admits that she hit Depp and also was talking him down with an aggressive demeanor. Over 330 thousand people have signed the petition to remove her from Aquaman 2 since. Note that there are rumors of another lawsuit that was filed against the actress by Johnny Depp. In that suit, he demanded her to step down from the role of Mera in Aquaman. As we know now, the lawsuit was lost since she successfully appeared in the movie that made over $1 billion in the box office.
Recently, Amber Heard entered a relationship with Bianca Butti who is a cinematographer with credits in several movies in Hollywood. As reported by US WEEKLY, Amber feels happy in the new relationship and feels safe.
Johnny Depp will appear in the next installment of Fantastic Beasts and also star in several other projects. The prospects of him returning to a Disney franchise are quite doubtful since Disney is known for strongly avoiding any scandals regardless of who is right or wrong. The recent incident with James Gunn is a miracle, to say the least. Usually, the corporation just doesn’t get involved with someone who has a lot of drama to deal with.
There have been multiple petitions before and studios don’t really react to them. The petition to remake the 8th season of Games of Thrones that gathered over a million signs was noticed by HBO but they won’t do anything about it.