New Aquaman 2 trailer erases Amber Heard’s Mera

Daisy Phillipson
Still from Aquaman 2Warner Bros.

A new trailer for Aquaman 2, officially titled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, has arrived – and Amber Heard’s Mera is nowhere to be seen.

There’s been much anticipation for the Aquaman sequel, given how much of a triumph the first movie was, earning $1.152 billion at the box office and solidifying Jason Momoa’s Arthur Murry as the unlikeliest DCU success story.

In Aquaman 2, which sees Momoa return as the titular sea-bound superhero, Black Manta is “still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death,” stopping at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all.

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There’s not long to go until the movie arrives in theaters, but before it does, a new trailer has arrived.

Amber Heard nowhere to be see in Aquaman 2 trailer

The new trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom features plenty of action from Momoa, as well as Nicole Kidman’s Atlanna and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta – but one character who’s missing is Aquaman’s wife Mera, portrayed by Amber Heard.

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There has been much talk about whether the actress would appear in the movie after she lost the highly-publicized defamation case against her ex-husband Johnny Depp last year.

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Although numerous petitions were launched to have Heard removed from Aquaman 2, she remains in the movie. However, a number of viewers were quick to notice her absence in the latest trailer.

“Amber Heard is in it?” asked one, while another said: “Where is Amber Heard?” A third added: “Could have just replaced Amber Heard if you not gonna promote her.” And a fourth chimed in: “Lol not a single shot of Amber Heard.”

In an interview with EW in September, director James Wan revealed that Heard’s Mera will take a reduced role in The Lost Kingdom compared to the first movie.

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But Wan insisted that he always envisioned the second movie to be more of a bromance between Orm and Aquaman, and the reduced role was not due to her recent lawsuit.

Aquaman 2 arrives in cinemas on December 22. You can read more about the movie here, and check out our other superhero hubs below:

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