Bruce Campbell responds to meme demanding he replace Amber Heard in Aquaman 2

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Bruce Campbell responded to the meme (Picture: Rex/ Getty)

Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell has addressed a meme that called for him to replace Amber Heard in the next Aquaman film after her defamation trial against Johnny Depp.

An image saying: ‘Petition to replace Amber Heard in Aquaman 2 with Bruce Campbell’ which circulated on social media drew the actor’s attention.

Clearly he’s very on board, simply responding: ‘Send me a script.’

Campbell, 63, is known for films including Evil Dead, as well as cult flicks including Crimewave, Maniac Copy and Bubba Ho-Tep.

While some fans would clearly love to see the actor in Aquaman, there wasn’t quite a three million strong petition about it – although a petition calling for Heard, who plays Mera alongside Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, to be cut from the movie has reached 4.5million signatures.

Over the course of the defamation trial, which began in April, it emerged that Depp ‘warned’ Warner Bros about including his former partner in the film, but denied trying to get her fired.

Heard was also asked about her role as Mera in the film, claiming that film bosses ‘didn’t want to include’ her.

While on the stand, she told the court that she had to ‘fight really hard’ to retain her role, and that it was a ‘very-pared down’ version of the character.

‘I had to fight to… I fought really hard to stay in the movie, they didn’t want to include me in the film,’ she said.

When asked whether she was able to continue shooting, she replied: ‘A very pared-down version of that role, yes.

Jason Momoa and amber heard

Heard stars as Mera alongside Jason Momoa’s Aquaman (Picture: AP)
Heard lost the defamation trial against Johnny Depp (Picture: AP)

‘They took away a lot… I was given a script and given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that depicted my character and another character, without giving any spoilers away, two characters fighting with one another, they basically took a bunch out of my role. 

‘They just removed a bunch out.’

Depp won the trial (Picture: REUTERS)
Depp has been celebrating the verdict in the UK, performing on stage with Jeff Beck (Picture: PA)

Former Hollywood film producer Kathryn Arnold, who now works as an entertainment industry consultant and expert, also took to the stand during the trial, and claimed that Momoa and director James Wan fought for Heard to stay in the cast.

This week, Depp won the defamation trial against Heard, who said she was ‘heartbroken’ by the verdict.

On Wednesday, the jury confirmed that they had unanimously reached a verdict, awarding the Pirates of the Caribbean actor $10million (£8million) in compensatory damages, and a further $5million (£4million) in punitive damages.

Heard, 36, won one of her three defamation countersuit claims against Depp, and was awarded $2million (£1.6million).

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