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AQUAMAN 2 BEGINS FILMING AMID FAN PROTEST

AQUAMAN 2 BEGINS FILMING AMID FAN PROTEST

Director James Wan has revealed that the sequel to DC's Aquaman has begun shooting, with a very cool Instagram post.

And by cool, we mean quite literally because it's of a clapperboard in a huge icy cave. Wan, who directed the first movie starring Jason Momoa, shared the snap with his 401,000 followers, with the caption 'Day One. #aquaman2' which has got the fans talking about all the possibilities of the second film, as well as its controversies surrounding some of its cast.

Titled Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, the 44-year-old has stuck with many of the original faces from the 2018 flick, most prominently his lead, Game of Thrones alumni Momoa, a well as Patrick Wilson as King Orm, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, and Amber Heard as Mera.

However, it's Heard's reprisal that has got many people talking online, notably because of her very public fall out and court case with Johnny Depp, after the pair's infamously dysfunctional relationship. The #JusticeforJohnnyDepp hashtag trended on Twitter this morning, as fans of the actor petitioned to have Heard, who plays the love interest of Aquaman, removed from the movie.

In November of last year, a British judge ruled 14 charges against the Pirates of the Caribbean actor had been 'proved to a civil standard'. Depp launched a separate lawsuit, claiming it was in fact Heard who was abusive, branding her accusations a 'hoax', which is set for an April, 2022 hearing. Last August, Heard then countersued Depp, suggesting he'd used fake social media accounts in an attempt to ruin her life and sabotage her career.

Despite the twists and turns, Depp's fans stuck by him and protested Heard's inclusion in the DCEU, and beyond, as the fallout continues.

Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom will hit cinemas in December, 2022.