Johnny Depp he has played numerous characters in his nearly 40-year career, but one of the most notable is Captain Jack Sparrow in the Disney cartoon. Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Since the 58-year-old actor has played the title character in all five films, he has played a huge role in the success of the franchise.
However, it has been revealed that the upcoming sixth installment will set sail without Depp, and the decision is speculated to have a lot to do with the drama surrounding his legal battle with his ex-wife and Aquaman actress Amber Heard.
The six-week defamation trial has officially come to an end, with the jury ruling largely in Depp’s favor. Can Captain Jack Sparrow make a triumphant return?
Here’s everything we know about whether Depp will return to Pirates franchise:
Why was Johnny Depp fired from Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise?
Depp and Hurd got married in 2015 after three years of dating. She filed for divorce in May 2016 and claimed that he physically abused her throughout the relationship. The divorce was settled in 2016 and the couple reached a $7 million settlement.
In 2018, she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post titled “I spoke out against sexual assault—and faced the wrath of our culture. This must change.” Although Heard never mentioned Depp by name, it was implied that he was the subject of discussion given the timeline and Heard’s previous accusations. Depp sued Heard for defamation in March 2019, but by then the damage had already been done.
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A few days after the publication of the article, Hurd became aware that Depp would no longer be a part of Pirates franchise. Disney has never confirmed that Depp’s personal life played a role in the decision, rather noting that the creative forces behind the film sought to “bring new energy and vitality,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
About three years later, Depp announced on Instagram that Warner Bros. asked him to “turn down” the role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. “I respected and agreed to this request,” he explained.
Will Johnny Depp be in The Sixth Pirates?
Depp’s victory in the defamation lawsuit revived public interest in his future in the franchise. While there are conflicting opinions about whether his career can bounce back from the allegations and all the personal details revealed during the trial, the tide is changing as the actor has witnessed an outpouring of support from the public, including some film industry executives.
One former Disney executive believes Depp could return to the franchise soon.
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“I’m absolutely certain after the verdict that The Pirates is ready for a reboot with Johnny as Captain Jack on board,” an unnamed source said. PEOPLE. “A beloved character deeply rooted in Disney culture has too much potential box office treasure.”
“FROM [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer, capitalizing on the huge success of Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick, is keen to bring back deserving Hollywood stars to the massively popular franchise,” adds the insider.
Disney has not yet commented.
Is Johnny interested in reprising his role in Pirates of the Caribbean?
After a controversial six-week trial, Depp celebrated his victory on social media, thanking everyone for their support and promising his fans that “the best is yet to come.”
But is Captain Jack Sparrow among the best? Is he even interested in reprising the role these days?
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During the libel trial, Depp stated that he would never work with Disney again.
According to Variety, attorney Heard Ben Rottenborn asked the actor, “The point is, Mr. Depp, if Disney comes to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing in the world is going to make you go back and work with Disney on the project.” Pirates of the Caribbean movie? Right?”
“That’s right, Mr. Rottenborn,” Depp agreed.
At this point, Depp is not linked to the potential sixth installment in the franchise, and he does not appear to be interested in reprising the role, or any other studio-related role.
which Pirates of the Caribbean Movies starring Johnny Depp?
Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow in the original 2003 film. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl earned him an Oscar nomination. He resumed the image in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
Was Amber Heard in Pirates of the Caribbean?
No, Hurd did not appear in the franchise. Hurd and Depp met in 2011 on the set of the film Rum Diary. She is best known for her role as Princess Mera in Aquaman. Continuation Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom due to be released in 2023. The petition to have her cut from the film is nearing its goal. Hurd’s lawyer said she plans to appeal the court’s decision.
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