The persevering with saga of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has been dominating the headlines for weeks, with Warner Bros. caught within the midst of a firestorm after forcing Depp to resign from his operate as Grindelwald in Implausible Beasts 3 whereas his ex-wife stays gainfully employed and could not be further smitten by returning for James Wan’s blockbuster sequel Aquaman 2.
Followers have very clearly backed the earlier Pirates of the Caribbean star, and are threatening to boycott every of the franchises on the center of the story as a result of the petition to have Heard fired has comfortably sailed earlier 1,000,000 signatures. WB have made their place abundantly clear, though, they often dropped Depp on account of he obtained right here out on the shedding end of his libel case in the direction of a British tabloid.
After all, given the very public and intensely bitter nature of the dispute, reporters will most likely be asking anyone even tangentially related to each Implausible Beasts or the DCEU to the touch upon the matter, nonetheless apparently, the various actors beneath contract with the studio have been banned from talking about each celebration throughout the press.
“The studio has, in affect, gag orders, strict tips regarding speaking out about ongoing licensed situations that will affect the studio and this really is not any utterly totally different than tips in place at any firm. Ms. Heard has her allies at Warner merely as Mr. Depp does nonetheless solely one among them has suffered a licensed setback. As quickly as subsequent yr’s defamation trial in Virginia is over, and all occasions have settled the various counter-suits filed, the gag order will most likely be relaxed some. Count on their co-stars to be a bit further forthcoming.”
Jude Legislation diplomatically skirted throughout the issue in a contemporary interview, whereas Implausible Beasts co-star Dan Fogler posted a tweet referring to Depp that was swiftly deleted. J.Ok. Rowling, within the meantime, publicly backed the actor when he was first employed nonetheless has remained silent on his firing, which may be for the simplest anyway after large sections of the Wizarding World fanbase turned in the direction of her following accusations of transphobia.
Implausible Beasts 3 and Aquaman 2 aren’t releasing until 2022, so it may be a while however sooner than we uncover out what Warner Bros.‘ contracted talents really make of the entire state of affairs. However you’ll be sure that they’re going to have some fascinating tales to share as quickly as they’re allowed to talk regarding the ordeal.