Will Johnny Depp perform again? A look at the actor’s upcoming films as he awaits the verdict in Amber Heard’s trial

The jury began deliberations in the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Depp is suing Heard for $50m (£38.2m). He claims Heard implied he abused her in 2018 Washington Post Commentary on domestic violence.

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Heard is filing a $100million (£80.9million) counterclaim accusing Depp of organizing a “defamation campaign” against her and calling his lawsuit a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.

Throughout the case, Depp and his legal representatives have indicated that the actor’s career has been negatively impacted by the claims.

In 2020, Depp said goodbye to his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise after losing a domestic violence libel suit The sun.

Last month, talent agent Christian Carino testified that he believes Heard’s abuse allegations cost Depp the job of playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean Film after the actor portrayed the character in five previous films.

Plans for the sixth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean are yet to be confirmed, but according to film producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the door isn’t entirely closed on a Depp return.

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At the request of The Sunday Times Earlier this month on whether there was a prospect for him to return as Captain Jack Sparrow, he replied: “Not at this point. The future is not yet decided.”

Although his future presence in Hollywood productions is yet to be confirmed, Depp is said to have at least one acting role in the pipeline.

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He is expected to star in the forthcoming French language film Jeanne du Barry, plays the controversial French king Louis XV. As reported in diversity Earlier this year, the historical drama will be directed by Maïwenn, who also stars as Jeanne Bécu, the ruler’s mistress.

Elsewhere, Depp recently provided the voice of Johnny Puff in the kids’ web miniseries. Puffin impossible.

Outside of those projects, the actor has also gone viral for his behavior during the trial, with actions like joking about bringing waffles for fans spreading widely across social media platforms.

The dispute between Depp and Heard has sparked reactions from a number of high-profile figures. Here is an overview of the celebrities who have expressed their support for Heard, while here is a list of the celebrities who have supported Depp.

Read how the trial is impacting Heard’s career here and follow live updates on the Depp v. Heard trial here.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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