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Zack Snyder Defends Amber Heard from Online Backlash

Amber Heard in Aquaman
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Aquaman actress Amber Heard has been the subject of online backlash for the past few years, mostly due to her infamous trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp.

When word came out that the actress' screen time would be reduced in the upcoming sequel, some fans assumed that her recent controversies may have factored into the decision, but director James Wan has denied it and iterated that it's all because of the story he planned for the film.

Nevertheless, the issue has been divisive amongst DC fans although it might end soon enough since Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to be the final DCEU movie before the upcoming reboot under James Gunn and Peter Safran.

Now, one of the architects of the DCEU has spoken about the actress' controversies.

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Zack Snyder Weights In on Online Backlash Against Amber Heard

Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman
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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, DCEU director Zack Snyder briefly opened up about the online backlash that Heard received over her recent controversies.

He expressed his dismay over the negativity the actress had experienced online and he would be open to working with her again on another project.

"I just don’t get it. If other people don’t like her, I don’t know what to say. I would work with her in a second," Snyder said.

Heard notably made her DCEU debut in Justice League under Snyder's direction before she became the co-lead of 2018's Aquaman with Jason Momoa.

If Snyder does decide to work with Heard again, he'll likely recruit her in his Netflix projects since he is more focused right now on expanding the Rebel Moon and Army of the Dead franchises as well as potentially more original material.

So far, Heard has not signed on to do another major project since Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom wrapped filming, but it wouldn't be surprising now if we hear her name in casting news for a Snyder project in the future given what the director said.

In the same interview, Snyder stated that his involvement in the DC franchise is "now closed" and he is only willing to return if he gets a chance to do a film adaptation of Dark Knight Returns.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is slated for release in theaters this December 22.

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