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Johnny Depp feels 'lucky' after Amber Heard trial as she returns to 'Aquaman' in controversial move

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are moving on from their controversial defamation trial.

Depp, 60, has “closed the chapter” on the six-week court battle months after the final verdict, a source close to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor told People.

“He feels incredibly lucky to do what he loves,” the Depp source added.

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“There’s a ton of pressure on these big franchise movies, with millions and millions of dollars at stake, and compromises are part of trying to make it the most successful thing it can be,” she told the outlet.

Heard portrays “Mera” in the film, working alongside Jason Momoa, Dolph Lundgren and Willem Dafoe. The second film, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” will be released later this year.

Amber Heard Jason Momoa appear in the movie Aquaman

Amber Heard and Jason Momoa in “Aquaman.” (AP Images)

“Then, on the other end of the spectrum, is a small indie film like ‘In the Fire,’ a work of art and work of love, with nowhere near the same resources, and so there are compromises there,” she continued.

Amber Heard signing autographs

Amber Heard was all smiles as she signed autographs at the Taormina Film Festival June 24, 2023, in Taormina, Italy.  (Vianney Le Caer/Deadline via Getty Images)

The film wrapped production in March 2022, several months before her infamous trial with Depp began in Virginia.

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Heard’s comments come one year after the six-week trial.

Recently, Heard’s director argued that the actress is ready for a “hell of a comeback” after the Depp drama. 

A side by side of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard both giving testimony

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s court case caused some controversy. It ended in June 2022 with a $10.35 million judgment against Heard for defaming Depp. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool  I Steve Helber )

“Amber has an incredibly bright future ahead,” Conor Allyn told People magazine at the “In The Fire” premiere in June. “I think ‘In the Fire’ showcases her talents as an actor. I know this is something she is very proud of, and it’s something we are very excited to release to the public.

“I think it will be a great opportunity for her to have something beyond the trial and stuff to talk about and to be a platform for a hell of a comeback.”

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“Of course, when you’re asked to resign from a film you’re doing because of something that’s merely a bunch of vowels and consonants floating in the air … Do I feel boycotted now? No, not at all. But I don’t feel boycotted because I don’t think about Hollywood. I don’t feel much further need for Hollywood — I don’t know about you.”

Fox News Digital’s Janelle Ash contributed to this report.

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