Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are back pitting against each other in the court. Earlier in July this year, the couple was indulged over the libel trial against The Sun. While the verdict is still awaiting, the dates of the $50 million defamation suit against Amber is currently being finalized. Now, that is something that the duo is at loggerheads too!
For the unversed, a few days ago, the trial dates have been set for January 21-28. However, Johnny has requested the court to push it back as he has to shoot for Fantastic Beasts 3. The actor claims that he has already signed a bond with Warner Bros. If he fails to be present on sets, he may have to face some serious repercussions.
Now, Amber Heard is opposing the motion of her ex-husband. The actress claims that she too has to shoot for Aquaman 2. As per the court documents, the actress claims that the shooting for the Jason Momoa starrer begins in February 2021. Hence, if Johnny Depp’s request is accepted, her shooting schedule may be at risk.
Does that mean Amber Heard is indeed a part of Aquaman 2? For long, petitions are being filed along with rumours around possible replacements. But it seems the Warner Bros. have decided to continue with the original cast.
As per The Sun, Amber Heard’s lawyer mentioned, “Although Mr Depp had been contacted in late June or July with the proposed filming dates, he did not alert them to the trial dates. Mr Depp decided that, rather than speak with his employer to work his film commitments around his trial, he asks this court to subserviently reschedule around his employment and the entire film schedule and production.”
Now only time will tell what the court decides! Stay tuned for more updates.