A former Disney executive has said Johnny Depp could be called upon to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow as fans have a “huge appetite” for it to happen.
The former executive, who has not been named, told People he thinks Depp, 58, could return as a rogue swordsman pirate, due to the promise of a huge potential salary for everyone involved.
“I absolutely believe after the verdict that Pirates are ready to restart with Johnny as Captain Jack back on board,” the executive told People. “There are simply too many potential box office treasures for a beloved character deeply embedded in Disney culture.”
The former Disney insider predicted that after the huge success of Paramount Pictures’ “Top Gun: Maverick,” Disney would be looking to bring back its own beloved franchise.
‘There are [a] huge appetite to bring bankable Hollywood stars back into 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 up for it.
A former Disney executive thinks Johnny Depp (left, in character, with Orlando Bloom right) could reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates franchise as there is a ‘huge appetite’ from fans and Disney for “bring Hollywood back bankable”. stars’
Depp testified in court that he had no intention of reprising his role as Sparrow because he felt “guilty until proven guilty” by Disney executives.
During his libel trial with his ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, the actor told the jury he would not work with Disney again after being eliminated from the sixth Pirates film.
His legal team claims Depp lost $22 million in wages after Heard published his Washington Post op-ed in 2018 which did not identify Depp but clearly labeled him a domestic abuser.
Depp said he felt like he was “guilty until proven guilty” with Disney executives.
Although his former agent testified in court that it was actually Depp’s “unprofessional behavior” which made the studios “reluctant” to hire him.
Depp also had to step back from his role as Grindelwald in the Harry Potter franchise after losing his UK libel case against The Sun, which he sued for calling him a “wife beater”.
“Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” would become the franchise’s worst-performing film.
Another insider, who had previously worked on sets for Pirates, told People he didn’t “believe” Depp would pass up the role if offered to him due to “his money issues” and the fact that Pirates is a “billion dollar global player”. franchise.’
The actor sued his ex-wife Amber Heard (pictured) for defamation after he published a 2018 op-ed saying she had been abused
A Hollywood agent believes Depp’s career will ‘bloom’ as his fans are ‘very loyal and vocal and all know he’s far from perfect’ (pictured: Depp waves to fans outside the palace of justice)
Super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer told The Sunday Times in May that the producers were “developing two Pirates scripts” which did not involve Depp.
Bruckheimer said Depp was “not at this stage” cast in the role of Jack Sparrow, but that the “future remains to be decided”.
Actress Margot Robbie, 31, is reportedly being considered for her starring role in the franchise.
The anonymous insider told People that a seventh film will “probably” be released in 2025 and that they believe the producers will “make Robbie [Depp’s] girl and probably have a cameo of him as a test.
Finally, a Hollywood agent told People he thinks Depp’s career will “flourish” despite the messy public trial.
“His fans are very loyal and vocal and everyone knows he’s far from perfect,” the agent told People.
Depp appears in the cast list when searching for “Beetlejuice 2” in Google. Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder starred in the original 1988 Beetlejuice movie
Depp said the jury “gave my life back to me” after winning the blockbuster trial against his ex-wife.
“Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the life of my loved ones and also the life of the people who, for many, many years, supported me and believed in me, changed forever.”
“And six years later, the jury gave me back my life. I am truly humbled,” he wrote in a statement.
Whether or not Jack Sparrow sees the big screen again, rumors have swirled that Depp could be cast in Tim Burton’s sequel to “Bettlejuice.”
Depp, who hasn’t starred in a major film since 2018, now appears in the “Bettlejuice 2” cast list alongside stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, in Google searches for the film.
The film’s IMDB page was also recently updated with a synopsis and a 2025 release date.
In February, Deadline fueled speculation that the film franchise would be revitalized after it announced that Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B would helm the project and said it was in early stages of development at Warner Bros.
“The jury gave me back my life” Johnny Depp’s full statement after his libel victory
Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the life of my loved ones, and also the life of the people who, for many, many years, have supported me and believed in me, changed forever.
All in the blink of an eye.
False, very serious and criminal allegations were made against me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me. It had already circled the world twice in a nanosecond and had a seismic impact on my life and career.
And six years later, the jury gave me back my life. I’m really humble.
My decision to pursue this case, knowing full well the height of the legal hurdles I would face and the inevitable global spectacle in my life, was made only after careful consideration.
From the beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome. Telling the truth was something I owed to my children and everyone who stood by me so steadfastly. I feel at peace knowing that I have finally accomplished this.
I am, and have been, overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and colossal support and kindness from around the world. I hope that my quest for the truth to be told has helped others, men and 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 revert to innocent until proven guilty, both in court and in the media.
I want to acknowledge the noble work of the judge, jurors, court staff and sheriffs who sacrificed their own time to make this happen, as well as my diligent and unwavering legal team who did an extraordinary job in helping me helping to share the truth.
The best is yet to come and a new chapter is finally beginning.
Veritas numquam perishes.
Truth never fails.
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