According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Johnny Depp stooped to a new low when it came to messing with his ex Amber Heard's career. Heard stated in a declaration to dismiss filings in response to Depp's defamation lawsuit, "Following my highly-publicized separation from Johnny, ... I lost a part for a movie in which I had already been cast." She also wrote in a Washington Post op-ed that she was advised that she may be "blacklisted." "Questions arose as to whether I would be able to keep my role of Mera in the movies Justice League and Aquaman," she stated. Warner Bros.’ previous chairman Kevin Tsujihara has been asked to testify about any part he had in “blacklisting” Heard at the studio. Depp allegedly “personally lobbied” Tsujihara to drop Heard from Aquaman.
THR writes that deposition requests “do not offer evidence Tsujihara took action to prevent Heard from securing roles in Warner's movies,” adding that it would be “extremely difficult” to push her out from the DC film after she debuted as Mera in Justice League. She already had history in the DCEU, and had Zack Snyder's blessing to continue to play the underwater warrior. Aquaman went into production around April 2016, which was over a month before Heard’s divorce filing and restraining order against Depp.