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Aquaman star Dolph Lundgren ‘disenchanted’ with film’s sequel

Dolph Lundgren has revealed he was “disenchanted” by the highly-anticipated Aquaman sequel, which hit cinemas to a lacklustre reception in December.

The Rocky actor, who stars within the Warner Bros film, claimed a big chunk of his scenes had been lower “to restrict Amber Heard” in a brand new interview with ComicBook.com.

Lundgren, 66, performs King Nereus, the daddy of Heard’s character Princess Mera, within the Jason Momoa-led franchise.

“I simply realised that it was some sort of company resolution that they attempt to restrict Amber Heard, after which I’m enjoying her dad and went together with it,” Lundgren advised the web site.

He continued: “I used to be simply disenchanted for the moviegoers, as a result of I believed the unique script was nice and the unique lower. I noticed a bit little bit of it, it was actually good.

“I didn’t see any purpose to start out reshooting and reshaping the story, which clearly led to disappointment within the moviegoers and never simply me.”

Field workplace earnings certainly recommend followers weren’t as invested within the sequel, which has made $US375.1million on the international field workplace to this point.

That’s a far cry from the $US1.152 billion the unique movie made when it debuted in 2018.

Heard, 37, beforehand confirmed her position within the DC Comics flick had been drastically decreased because of public backlash over her messy divorce from Johnny Depp.

The US actress was cross-examined in a Virginia courtroom in Might 2022 as a part of Depp’s defamation trial in opposition to her, during which she mentioned her lead half as Mera turned a “very pared-down model” from what it was alleged to be.

Heard testified she fought laborious to be within the sequel, alleging that Warner Bros “didn’t need to embrace me.”

“I used to be given a script after which given new variations of the script that had taken away scenes that had motion in it, that depicted my character and one other character – with out giving any spoilers away – two characters preventing with each other, and so they principally took a bunch out of my position,” Heard mentioned on the time.

“They only eliminated a bunch out.”

She was, nevertheless, paid properly for her involvement, with the actress testifying she made $US2 million, which was double the quantity she acquired for the primary movie.

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