According to Marca, the release of previously undisclosed notes from therapist Dr. Dawn Hughes, who was involved in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial, has reignited speculation about the dynamics behind the scenes of the Aquaman movie franchise. The notes were recently published on a Reddit thread, shedding light on the contentious relationship between Jason Momoa and Amber Heard during the filming of the Aquaman movies.
The Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial was a highly publicized and controversial legal battle, ultimately ruling in favor of Johnny Depp and ordering Amber Heard to pay reparations to her former husband. This judgment was related to an Op-Ed piece where Heard implied she had been a victim of domestic abuse by Depp. Amber Heard alleged that Jason Momoa was drunk on the set of Aquaman 2, tried to get her fired, and dressed like Johnny Depp to mess with her.
While rumors had circulated about director James Wan and Jason Momoa’s reluctance to work with Amber Heard, she remained a part of the DC Extended Universe. However, some sources claimed her role in the Aquaman films had been significantly reduced to focus on other aspects of the Aquaman story.
Speculation had also arisen suggesting that Jason Momoa actively sought to have Amber Heard replaced in the film. Some online posters even circulated featuring Blake Lively and Emilia Clarke dressed as Heard’s character, though it was unclear if these were from official sources.
According to We Got This Covered, the recently revealed therapist notes from Dr. Dawn Hughes indicated that both Jason Momoa and James Wan had expressed a desire to have the Justice League actress removed from the film.
In the aftermath of the trial, Amber Heard has received support from various quarters, with some expressing hopes that she can find peace and happiness away from the public eye, given the tumultuous events she has endured. These newly disclosed notes have added another layer of complexity to the ongoing discussion surrounding Amber Heard’s role in the Aquaman franchise.