A former Disney executive said Johnny Depp may be called upon to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow as fans have a “big appetite” to see it happen.
The former executive, who was not named, said People he thought Depp, 58, might return as the rogue pirate, with the promise of a huge possible payday for all involved.
“I totally believe a post-verdict that Pirates are ready to resume with Johnny as Captain Jack back on board,” the executive told People. “There’s too much of a box office treasure for a beloved character deeply ingrained in Disney culture.”
The former Disney insider predicted that after the huge success of Paramount Pictures’ “Top Gun: Maverick”, Disney would seek to bring back its own beloved franchise.
‘It is [a] a huge appetite to bring back bankable Hollywood stars in massively popular franchises, ‘the executive told People.
Despite the insider’s confidence that Disney could bring the franchise back, he’s not too sure the actor would be for it.
A former Disney executive believes Johnny Depp (left, in character, with Orlando Bloom on the right) could reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates franchise because there is a “big appetite” from fans and from Disney to “bring back a bankable Hollywood.” stars
Depp testified in court that he did not plan to reprise his role as Sparrow for feeling as if he was “guilty until proven innocent” by Disney executives.
During his libel lawsuit with ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, the actor told the jury he would not work with Disney again after he was removed from the sixth Pirates movie.
His legal team claims Depp lost $ 22 million after Heard published her Washington Post-ed in 2018, which did not identify Depp, but clearly marked him as a domestic abuser.
Depp said he felt “guilty until proven innocent” with Disney executives.
Although his former agent testified in court that it was in fact Depp’s “unprofessional behavior” that made studios be “reluctant” to hire him.
Depp also had to retire from his role as Grindelwald in the Harry Potter franchise after losing his UK defamation suit against The Sun, which he sued for labeling him a “wife-batter”.
“Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” would go on to be the worst result film in the franchise.
A different intern who had previously worked on pirate sets told People that he did not “believe” that Depp would omit the role if offered because of “his money problems” and the fact that Pirates is “billion-global”. franchise. ‘
The plaintiff has sued his ex-wife Amber Heard (pictured) for libel after she published a 2018 editorial saying she had been abused.
A Hollywood agent believes Depp’s career will “flourish” because his fans are “very loyal and vocal and everyone knows he’s not perfect at all” (pictured: Depp waves to fans outside the courthouse)
Super producer Jerry Bruckheimer recounted the Sunday Times in May that producers “developed two Pirate scripts” that did not involve Depp.
Bruckheimer said Depp “is not currently cast” in the role of Jack Sparrow, but the “future is yet to be decided.”
Actress Margot Robbie, 31, is rumored to be considered for her star turn in the franchise.
The unnamed intern told People that a seventh film would “probably” be released in 2025 and they believed producers would “make Robbie”. [Depp’s] daughter and probably has a cameo from him as a test. ‘
Ultimately, a Hollywood agent told People that he believes Depp’s career will “flourish,” despite the messy public process.
“His fans are very loyal and vocal and everyone knows he is far from perfect,” the agent told People.
Depp appears in the cast when searching for ‘Beetlejuice 2’ on Google. Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder starred in the original 1988 Beetlejuice film
Depp said he was “returned to my life” by the jury after winning the lawsuit against his ex-wife.
‘Six years ago, my life, the lives of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also the lives of the people who for many, many years supported and believed in me were forever changed.’
– And six years later, the jury gave me back my life. I’m really humiliated, ‘he wrote in a statement.
Whether Jack Sparrow sees the big screen again or not, rumors have been circulating that Depp may be cast in Tim Burton’s long-awaited sequel to “Bettlejuice.”
Depp, who has not been in a major film since 2018, now appears in the cast of “Bettlejuice 2” along with stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, in Google searches for the film.
The IMDB page of the film has also been recently updated with a synopsis and release date of 2025.
In february Deadline prompted speculation that the film franchise would be revived after reporting that Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, would be directing the project, and saying it was in early development at Warner Bros.
“The jury gave me back my life” Johnny Depp’s full statement after a slander victory
Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the life of those closest to me, and also, the life of the people who for many, many years supported and believed in me were forever changed.
All in the blink of an eye.
False, very serious and criminal allegations have been made against me by the media, which have sparked an endless bombardment of hate content, although no charges have ever been filed against me. It has already traveled the world twice within a nanosecond and it has had a seismic effect on my life and my career.
And six years later, the jury gave me back my life. I’m really humiliated.
My decision to deal with this case, knowing very well the height of the legal obstacles I would face and the inevitable, global spectacle in my life, was made only after considerable consideration.
From the very beginning, the purpose of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome. To tell the truth I owed it to my children and to all who remained steadfast in their support of me. I feel relieved to know that I have finally accomplished that.
I am, and have been, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and the colossal support and kindness from all over the world. I hope that my search for the truth to be told will have helped others, men or women, who have found themselves in my situation, and that those who support them will never give up. I also hope that the position will now return to innocent until proven guilty, both within the courts and in the media.
I wish to acknowledge the noble work of the Judge, the jurors, the court staff and the Sheriffs who sacrificed their own time to reach this point, and to my diligent and unwavering legal team who have done an extraordinary job of helping me share. the truth.
The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun.
Veritas numquam perit.
Truth never perishes.