Actress Amber Heard claims that Warner Bros. scaled back her role as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

Heard first appeared as Mera in Zack Snyder's Justice League, before moving on to a more prominent role in James Wan's solo feature, Aquaman.

Starring Jason Momoa as the titular character, as well as Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Willem Dafoe, and Nicole Kidman, Heard was featured prominently in Aquaman, almost as a co-lead.

Shortly after her divorce from actor Johnny Depp, Heard wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post that suggested Depp abused her during their relationship

The actress was brought back for the film, although now it appears that it won't be anywhere near as prominent a role as it was the first time around.

Heard recently appeared in Zack Snyder's Justice League when it was released on HBO Max last year, showing up in additional scenes not in the original theatrical version of the film.

Regardless of how the defamation trial between Heard and Depp plays out, both actors have continued to face public scrutiny over their very public trial.

With Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom already delayed into 2023 anything could happen in terms of how much or how little (or at all) Mera appears in the final cut.