In late 2019, it was announced that Disney would be moving forward with developing a script for a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot.
At the time, it had not yet been officially announced whether Johnny Depp would be involved in the new project.
Shortly after, in 2020, Depp was embroiled in a defamation lawsuit The sun about a 2018 article calling him a “wife beater,” which he ultimately lost.
Most recently, he took part in a defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard over a Washington Post op-ed, she wrote, allegedly implying he had abused her. She is suing for a $100 million countersuit, accusing Depp of orchestrating a “defamation campaign” against her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment.”
The actor had testified in the Virginia trial that these defamatory statements had damaged his career and that he had been thrown out of the trial pirates 6 days after the comment was published.
A verdict for the six-week trial was announced on Wednesday (June 1), in which a jury ordered Heard to pay Depp 10 million (£8million) in damages and $5million (£4million) in punitive damages. Heard was awarded $2m (£1.6m) in damages but no punitive damages.
With its recent legal victory, the question remains whether or not Disney will reconsider its exclusion from the upcoming reboot.
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While the recent legal battle was ongoing, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said The times on May 15 that Disney has no plans at the moment to bring Depp back as Captain Jack Sparrow. However, he added that “the future has yet to be decided”.
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In 2021, however, reports surfaced that Disney had already put a stop to the actor’s planned cameo in the next episode.
According to the report, Bruckheimer had planned to bring Jack Sparrow back in some way for the sequel, but Disney “resisted” the idea.
At this time, Disney has not publicly announced whether its stance has changed following the court ruling.
The Independent asked the representatives of Bruckheimer for an opinion.
If Depp is brought back what happens to Margot Robbie‘s role in the female Fronted Pirates of the Caribbean?
Regardless of whether Depp takes part in the reboot or not, Margot Robbie’s role in the female-fronted film will not be compromised.
Corresponding The Hollywood Reporterthe new Disney movie will be a new collaboration between Robbie and author Christina Hodson, who worked together on DCs Birds of prey.
It will be separate from the franchise reboot of the original films.
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