Questioned during his trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp certified that he never wanted to resume his iconic role of Jack Sparrow, nor in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 nor any other franchise project.
It would seem that the legal pangs in which Johnny Depp has soaked since his divorce from Amber Heard never end. After a first restraining order in 2016, several accusations of domestic violence and psychological harassment, a forum at the washington post written in 2018 by the actress, and an interminable trial, the actor does not really seem to be at the end of his sentences.
Already fired from the franchise Animals fantastic (but given the results of the third installment at the box office, perhaps this is not a great loss for the actor) in which his character was taken over by Mads Mikkelsen, Johnny Depp saw his public image seriously compromised which earned him, subsequently, to be gently removed from the sixth opus of Pirates of the Caribbean planned by Disney (which also seeks to preserve the reputation of the Black Pearl by rebooting the saga).
But never mind, it seems anyway that the interpreter of the most iconic of pirates has no intention of resuming his role Anyway. At least that’s what Johnny Depp allegedly told Amber Heard’s lawyer in Fairfax court.
The Black Pearl permanently removed from the hands of Captain…
After initial success in 2003, the franchise Pirates of the Caribbean which to date has five opuses, will have amassed no less than 4.5 billion at the global box office. Enough to maintain the mercantile desire to accumulate more through the prism of new shutters. The strong media coverage of the violence allegedly inflicted by Johnny Depp against Amber Heard would, however, have cooled Disney studioswho, according to the actor, would not have hesitated long before politely indicating the exit door.
What stir up in the actor a certain resentment towards the studio, who would therefore refuse to take back the Captain’s tricorn. During the cross-examination conducted by Ben Rottenborn, his ex-wife’s lawyer, the latter thus returned to a statement by the actor:
” Ben Rottenborn: The fact is, Mr. Depp, even if Disney came back to you and offered you $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this planet would make you come back and work with Disney on a movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, is not it ?
Johnny Depp: That’s okay. »
The actor ensuring that Disney takes off
If Rottenborn’s question to Johnny Depp is any surprise in such serious legal proceedings, however, it underlies a major challenge for the actor. Indeed, in order to assure his client the victory of this lawsuit for defamation brought by the interpreter of Jack Sparrow, the lawyer of Amber Heard tried to demonstrate that Disney had made the decision to dismiss the actor of the sixth installment of the franchise long before the publication of the op-ed written by Heard in 2018.
Johnny Depp affirms that it is indeed this platform which cost him his career, and all the future opportunities which are now withdrawn from him. He and his lawyer are thus trying to argue that despite the studios’ resolve not to include the character of Johnny Depp in the next film in the franchise, the latter could have been recalled for potential future cameos, however. A possibility that now seems positively impossible, the actor being well aware that his tarnished image would in no way correspond to the family image of the studios.