Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" is playing in theaters now, and Amber Heard only appears for 15 to 20 minutes

Heard played Aquaman's girlfriend Mera in 2017's "Justice League" and 2018's "Aquaman

The latter, starring Jason Momoa as the lead protagonist, grossed over $1.1 billion at the box office,

It has become the best-performing DC Extended Universe film in theaters.

Although it might seem natural for Heard to feature prominently in "Lost Kingdom."

Heard has said that her role was substantially "truncated" from early script drafts.

Heard's team suggested that her role was reduced as a result of her legal battle 

with ex-husband Johnny Depp Who has a long relationship with the studio