Since the Johnny Depp defamation trial, Amber Heard has become one of the most searched celebrities online and has dominated news headlines. The actress first gained notoriety when she filed for divorce from her ex-husband (Johnny Depp) and accused him of abusing her.

Despite her controversy, the 37-year-old actress is still a skilled actress, progressing in her career. She has acted in critically acclaimed films, such as the Aquaman series, which contributed to Jason Momoa’s rise to stardom.

While Heard might be at odds with one powerful figure in Hollywood (ex-husband), another is said to have fought to keep her in Aquaman 2. Yes, it was her co-star,  Jason Momoa.

Still from Amber Heard and Jason Momoa's Aquaman
Still from Amber Heard and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman

The relationship between Momoa and Heard has drawn interest from many fans and media outlets. Given that they are two well-known Hollywood actors, their relationship is undoubtedly the subject of intense public scrutiny. 

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Did Amber Heard And Jason Momoa Know Each Other Before Aquaman’s Filming?

Many people believe that Jason Momoa, Johnny Depp, and Amber Heard were close friends before any of the actors joined the DC Cinematic Universe. Long before that, and even now, Momoa continues to follow both actors on Twitter and Instagram.

Heard and Momoa shared many similar experiences during the production of Aquaman. Together, the two actors worked on set for months, shooting scenes on land and in the water. Their friendship was cultivated on set as they prepared for their fight scenes and laughed together over practical jokes. The two even found that filming the underwater scenes was a particularly memorable experience.

These two met on set, but it wasn’t just because of their shared work ethic. They also enjoyed making each other laugh while they were in between takes. In 2017, they made their first public appearance together by attending the London premiere of Justice League. As they strolled down the red carpet, posing for photos and mingling with fans, the couple looked stunning. 

Still from Amber Heard and Jason Momoa's Aquaman
Amber Heard and Jason Momoa in Aquaman

Since then, Heard and Momoa have continued to be prominent figures in the media and have participated in several events together. They went to CinemaCon in Las Vegas in 2018 to promote their film, Aquaman.

They participated in a panel discussion with director, James Wan and gave their perspectives on the film’s production. They had a strong professional and personal relationship and it was evident from their interactions.

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Jason Momoa Defended Amber Heard’s Right to Return for Aquaman 2

The eagerly anticipated Aquaman 2 is currently in production, and fans eagerly anticipate updates on the movie. Ben Affleck is rumored to be making a comeback. Fans are also interested in knowing about the return of the remaining cast members.

The return of Amber Heard as Mera, the queen of Atlantis, and Arthur Curry/Aquaman’s love interest, is one of the hotly debated topics in the world today. 

Fans and industry experts have both engaged in passionate debates over the decision to keep Heard on board. Some claim that she should be completely removed from the film and held accountable for her allegedly inappropriate behavior. Others believe she should be given a fair chance to keep playing Mera.

The petition to remove Heard from Aquaman 2 received over 1 million signatures, giving rise to another idea to remove her. 

Jason Momoa in Aquaman
Jason Momoa in Aquaman

Well, she will make an appearance in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, according to the Los Angeles Times. As further evidence that Momoa and Heard are close friends, Vanity Fair later revealed that the latter actively fought for the actress to return in the Aquaman 2 movie.

In any case, Momoa’s potential participation is likely due to his strong bond and close friendship with the Zombieland actress. 

James Wan’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to release in theaters on December 20, 2023.

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Source- Vanity Fair

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