In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, renowned filmmaker Zack Snyder voiced his support for actress Amber Heard amidst the torrent of online abuse she has faced. This controversy has been particularly intense following her highly publicized legal disputes with her former spouse, Johnny Depp.
Snyder, recognized for his work on blockbuster DC films such as "Man of Steel" (2013) and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016), expressed bewilderment at the vitriol directed towards Heard. "I just don’t get it,” he remarked, underscoring his willingness to work with her again.
"If other people don’t like her, I don’t know what to say. I would work with her in a second,” Snyder affirmed. This statement from Snyder not only highlights his support for Heard but also reflects on her professional demeanor.
He praised her work ethic and dedication, a sentiment that contributed to his decision to maintain her role in the DC Universe. Heard's first appearance in this franchise was in the 2017 Snyder-directed film "Justice League."
Snyder's Future Plans
Despite his past successes, Snyder has no immediate plans to return to the DC Universe.
He mentioned a possible exception for an adaptation of Frank Miller's 1986 "Dark Knight Returns," albeit with a caveat for a faithful graphic novel representation. Heard's career continues to flourish despite the controversies.
She is set to appear in the upcoming DC film "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," directed by James Wan. This sequel, slated for a theatrical release on December 22, has generated significant buzz. Wan, speaking to Empire magazine last month, shared insights into the film's production, noting the challenges in coordinating reshoots due to the cast's busy schedules.
Snyder's public backing of Heard in these trying times speaks volumes about his stance on the issue and his faith in her abilities as an actress. His comments offer a different perspective amidst the heated debate surrounding Heard's personal and professional life.