Johnny Depp’s Future At Pirates Of The Caribbean — Addressed
Amid the Johnny Depp Defamation Trial that’s still ongoing, Jerry Bruckheimer the producer of Pirates Of The Caribbean which Depp Featured in as Captain Jack Sparrow, addressed Depp’s future involvement with the franchise.
Bruckheimer in an interview with The Sunday Times on May 15, said Depp played Sparrow in all five movies, the latest one being the 2017 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
When asked if Depp will be back, Bruckheimer simply told the publication, “Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided.” Although, he confirmed that he spoke with Margot Robbie to be in one of the two Pirates of the Caribbean scripts currently in development.
Johnny Depp — Disney Receives 500K Petitions To Reinstate Johnny Depp To ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean
Fans of Captain Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean have poured out their desires to see that their favorite actor in the movie ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean is brought back to the 6th sequel of the film.
The petitions from fans of Depp to Disney World came as a result of the ongoing defamation trial in which Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard
for $50 million over her 2018 Washington Post op-ed chronicling her experiences as a domestic violence survivor. Though Heard never mentioned Depp by name, his lawyers maintain that references to him are clear and that the op-ed damaged his career and reputation.
Depp appeared in all of the five “Pirates Of The Caribbean” films as Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp says that because of Heard’s domestic violence allegations, Disney cut him off from the 6th sequel of the film along with other prominent roles including Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.
Now, over 566,000 fans have signed a petition on Change.org asking Disney to rectify that situation. The viral petition was started by a user named Kimberly Giles and addressed to The Walt Disney Company, its CEO Robert Iger, its CFO Christine McCarthy and it’s vice president Alan N. Braverman.
It reads: “Johnny Depp has always been one of the greatest actors ever since he started acting around the age of 21. This man NEVER disappoints when he makes a movie, so why continue to keep him from doing Pirates of the Caribbean?? That movie is nothing without him! Please sign this petition to help Johnny Depp get back to what he enjoys and does best.”
Johnny Depp — Depp Is No More Interested In Being Captain Jack Sparrow
During the trial, Depp shared that he has no interest in returning for more Pirates movies. At one point, Heard’s attorney asked the actor, “The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film? Correct?”
To which Depp replied, “That is true, Mr. Rottenborn.”
— SOS/CTS/HH (@SoapOperaSpy) May 7, 2022
Depp discussed the Pirates franchise in court when he was asked about a Daily Mail article from 2018 that stated that Depp was “out as Jack Sparrow,” per Variety.
“I wasn’t aware of that, but it doesn’t surprise me,” Depp testified. “Two years had gone by of constant worldwide talk about me being this wife beater. So I’m sure that Disney was trying to cut ties to be safe. The #MeToo movement was in full swing at that point.”
Depp’s agent Jack Whinham testified that the allegations pulled Depp out of the running for the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film and the $22.5 million that would accompany the role.
“After the op-ed it was impossible to get him a studio film,” Whigham said, per Variety.
Now it seems clear that Depp will not be boarding the pirate ship in the near future.
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