Even though Johnny Depp had legal problems with his ex-wife Amber Heard, people still love him for his iconic part as Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. However, he could not play the role again in the upcoming sequel.
Fans of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies have never given up on the idea that Johnny Depp will play Jack Sparrow again.
Depp’s success in Hollywood went downhill for a few years, but his legal win against Amber Heard has raised the question of whether or not he will be in the Pirates reboot.
Before the judge made a decision in his defamation trial, the film producer stated that “the future is still up in the air.” At the time, Depp’s involvement in the new project hadn’t been officially announced.
During his trial against Heard, the actor said that his ex-wife’s false statements about him hurt his business and that he was fired from Pirates 6 days after the op-ed came out.
In a pre-recorded deposition that was given to the court on May 19, Disney executive Tina Newman said that she didn’t “know one way or another” if Depp was still being considered for a part in the movie.
A former official at Walt Disney Studios thinks that Depp could come back to the franchise after he won his defamation case.
“I absolutely believe post-verdict that Pirates is primed for rebooting with Johnny as Capt. Jack back on board,” the former executive told People.
“There is just too much potential box-office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded in the Disney culture.”
Jerry Bruckheimer told Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet at the Oscars, where he was there for his work on Top Gun: Maverick, that he wants Johnny Depp to come back in the next Pirates movie.
If Johnny Depp came back as Captain Jack Sparrow for the reboot of The Pirates of the Caribbean, it would be more than a win for him and his Hollywood career.
But the final cast, story, and release date for Pirates of the Caribbean 6 has not been set yet. There haven’t been many details, but there have also been rumors that Disney wants the story to be led by a woman.