Today, Whit Monday, » Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Salazar’s Revenge » will be broadcast at 8:15 p.m. on Sat.1. Anyone who is familiar with the pirate franchise knows that this is the last part of the series to date — and that it was last assumed that Johnny Depp would not return as Captain Jack Sparrow for a possible » Pirates of the Caribbean 6 » .
In recent years, Johnny Depp has drawn attention to himself more with scandals than with new films – the War of the Roses with his ex-wife Amber Heard in particular has repeatedly made the headlines. After a court allowed The Sun to label him a «wife beater,» Depp lost his role in the family film franchise, Fantastic Beasts . And after there were already problems with Depp during the shooting of «Pirates of the Caribbean 5», for example he injured himself so much while intoxicated with drugs that the shooting had to be suspended for a costly two weeks, then there were also further appearances in the «Caribbean» franchise even more bleak.
After the verdict: will Hollywood bring back Johnny Depp?
Now Johnny Depp has been judged right in his sensational million-dollar dispute with Amber Heard for defamation. Heard is said to pay a little more than ten million US dollars in damages to Depp – originally it was even supposed to be 15. The verdict is currently being widely discussed in the media and raises the question, among other things: How is Johnny Depp’s career going?
While Heard is likely to contest the verdict, Depp can first hope Hollywood will be more kind to him, according to a former Disney executive who spoke to People magazine about Johnny Depp and his Pirates of the Caribbean future .
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The former Disney executive, who is not named, is certain that the verdict will change everything for Depp: «I absolutely believe that after this verdict they will do a reboot of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ with Johnny Depp as the captain Jack on board. There’s just too much potential box-office gold in such a beloved character that’s deeply embedded in Disney culture.»
As a further argument for a continuation of the «Pirates Of The Caribbean» series with Johnny Depp, the former Disney manager cited the current mega success of «Top Gun: Maverick» with Tom Cruise. This has shown that there is a huge appetite for big-ticket stars in extremely popular franchises. And » Top Gun 2 » producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who is also the producer behind the «Pirates of the Caribbean» series, will have noticed that too…
Disney has other «Caribbean» irons in the fire as well
Of course, this is only the assessment of a single ex-Disney manager – and it remains to be seen how the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise will really continue. The latest on this is that Disney is working on two projects: a film with Margot Robbie as the new chief pirate and a soft reboot of the main series.
By the way, there is also someone who does not believe in Johnny Depp’s return to «Pirates of the Caribbean»: namely Johnny Depp himself. At least that’s what he said at the court hearing. He revealed how much he was initially offered for Pirates of the Caribbean 6 and explained that he would now turn down an offer from Disney, no matter the size. This is of course an opinion, but you can change it again.
«The damage is done»
An anonymous producer also does not believe in Johnny Depp’s Hollywood return, telling News24 that he has already worked with Depp and does not believe in his big comeback: «The damage that has been done is done.» He believes that Things might be getting back to normal for Depp, but not that he’s going to get really, really big roles again. «It’s too risky to put a guy like him in billion-dollar franchises right now.»
It’s not just about the court proceedings with Amber Heard, but also about Depp’s behavior on film sets, where he «throws bottles and takes drugs». A studio would no longer tolerate that with a star who is no longer guaranteed to be a driving force.
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A similar article was published a few days ago by FILMSTARTS. However, on the occasion of today’s TV broadcast of «Pirates of the Caribbean 5» we have fundamentally revised and expanded it.
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