Amber Heard, reprising Mera in "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," thanked fans on social media for their immense support and love for her character's return.

Heard debuted as Mera in 2017's "Justice League" and continued in the 2018 "Aquaman," setting the stage for her reprisal in the sequel directed by James Wan.

The sequel, directed by James Wan with a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, hit theaters on Dec. 22, 2023.

The sequel's reveal followed Heard's allegations against Johnny Depp, resulting in Depp's removal from "Fantastic Beasts 3."

James Wan clarified that the sequel's focus was always intended to explore Arthur and Orm's relationship, defining it as a bromance action-adventure unlike the first film's romantic angle

 Heard expressed dismay over script revisions that minimized her character's action scenes and interactions, affecting her role in the sequel.

Wan's explanation highlighted a shift in focus from romance to the relationship between Arthur and Orm.

 Heard's testimony revealed script alterations that reduced her character's involvement, particularly in action-oriented scenes, impacting her role in the sequel's narrative.