KEY POINTS

  • Twitter users have mixed opinions about Jason Momoa allegedly fighting to keep Amber Heard in "Aquaman 2"
  • One netizen speculated that Momoa probably wanted to stick with the schedule because he had other projects
  • Other users were not convinced by the testimony and said there was no chemistry between Momoa and Heard

Jason Momoa wanted Amber Heard to reprise her role in "Aquaman 2," according to new testimony, and Twitter users have mixed opinions about it.

Entertainment Consultant and former producer Kathryn Arnold took the stand on Monday as one of Heard's witnesses in her ongoing defamation trial against Johnny Depp in Fairfax, Virginia. According to her, lead star Momoa and director James Wan were allegedly "committed to [Heard]" and "adamant she was in the film," ET Canada reported.

In her testimony, Arnold suggested that Momoa and Wan expressed their sentiment about keeping Heard in the sequel in an email. However, Johnny Depp's legal team quickly cut her off and objected to the grounds of hearsay. The judge sustained the objection.

Several Twitter users immediately reacted to the issue; many shared their thoughts on why the lead actor probably did it.

"I think it's more so that Jason wanted his movie to premiere on schedule. Especially since he had more of a creative role in the sequel. Who wants to wait more months (aka more production costs) to audition and train another actress? Plus, her part was cut down anyways," one netizen commented.  

"Why tho(?) Just watched 'Aquaman' again to *notice* her and her acting. (Cuz the first time I didn't even notice she was AH or remembered later). She can't act. Like she really can not. Why would Jason Mamoa try to keep her? That's a lie," a second user added.  

"Umm no he didn't and AH broke her word speaking about the movie in the trial. There is court documentation about this. She has screwed herself with Warner Bros and the chemistry with Jason Mamoa," a third person wrote.  

"[L]ol where you hearing that from?? Why wouldn’t Jason say it himself? There was no chemistry after the first film. Stop claiming otherwise," a fourth netizen opined

Meanwhile, writer Asjad Nazir tweeted Monday that Heard will no longer be part of 'Aquaman 2.' Nazair cited reliable sources who allegedly "want her completely out of the movie and will figure out a way to make that happen." International Business Time could not independently verify Nasir's claim.

Depp and Heard's ongoing defamation trial is in its final week. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star's ex Kate Moss will testify for him Wednesday as a rebuttal witness after Heard brought her name in her testimony while recounting the staircase incident in March 2015.

"Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" will be released on March 17, 2023.

Jason Momoa and Amber Heard NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 03: Amber Heard and Jason Momoa discuss "Aquaman" with the Build Series at Build Studio on December 03, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images