Actress Amber Heard has signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Warner Bros. for her participation in Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom. With that, the 35-year-old actress will be among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
Warner Studios did not reveal the value of the contract with Amber, but journalist Daniel Richtman obtained information about the project. Ritchman claims that Amber’s cache is one of the highest salaries ever paid to any women in Hollywood.
Also according to the journalist, the agreement will be a big step for the actress and will improve her status in the film industry. In addition, Ritchman explained that Heard’s future career seemed uncertain in recent months.
That’s because Amber Heard was the subject of an intense smear campaign sparked by fans of actor Johnny Depp, the actress’s ex-husband. Fans created an online petition with more than 1.85 million signatures asking Warner to remove the actress from the sequel.
The request came after Amber accused the actor of domestic violence when the two separated. After the accusations the actor was removed from the franchises Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Live.
However, the court has already ruled that Amber’s accusations are “substantially true”. Warner not only rejected the petition but offered a considerable salary for the actress to return to play her character in Aquaman 2.
The first film managed to reach the $1 billion ticket sales mark worldwide and reached number 20 among the highest grossing range slated for all time.
The sequel, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom,is scheduled to hit theaters in 2022. The film will bring back Heard in the role of Mera, Jason Momoa as the Aquaman hero. Fans can also count on the return of Patrick Wilson as Master of the Oceans, Yahya Abdul-Matteen II as the villainous Black-Ray.
Filmmaker James Wan returns to the direction of the film and will make the production with Peter Safran. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the original film, is responsible for the script of the sequel.
The film will focus on the Lost Kingdom of Atlantis. In the mythology of the Expanded Universe of DC,the kingdom of Atlantis was divided into seven after the city was submerged by the ocean: Atlantis, Xebel, Fisherman, Brine, Trench, Deserters and the mysterious Lost Kingdom, which will be the theme of Aquaman 2.