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Johnny Depp almost certainly is not going to be returning as Jack Sparrow anytime quickly.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” producer Jerry Bruckheimer spoke on Depp’s involvement with the franchise amid his defamation lawsuit together with his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp has performed the long-lasting function of Jack Sparrow in all 5 of the franchise’s films, together with its most up-to-date movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” launched in 2017.
Bruckheimer was requested by The Sunday Times if Depp shall be again, and he responded with, “Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided.”
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The movie’s producer is presently engaged on two extra “Pirates of the Caribbean” films and confirmed with the outlet that he’s talks with Margot Robbie to be solid in one of many two scripts which might be presently in improvement.
Depp, 58, is presently in the course of a defamation lawsuit during which he has accused his ex-wife Amber Heard of ruining his repute by sharing false allegations of home abuse in an essay she wrote for the Washington Submit in 2018. Heard counter-sued Depp for $100 million claiming that he defamed her.
Through the ongoing trial, Depp shared that he has no need to return to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Whereas being cross-examined by Heard’s lawyer, he stated, “The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this Earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film, correct?”
Depp responded with, “That is true, Mr. Rottenborn.”
Whereas in courtroom, an article revealed in 2018 was dropped at Depp’s consideration. The article claimed that resulting from Heard’s allegations, Depp was “out as Jack Sparrow,” Variety reported.
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“I wasn’t aware of that, but it doesn’t surprise me,” the actor testified. “Two years had gone by of constant worldwide talk about me being this wife beater. So I’m sure that Disney was trying to cut ties to be safe. The #MeToo movement was in full swing at that point.”
Depp’s agent Jack Whigham testified that due to Heard’s allegations, Depp was pulled for the working within the sixth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, which in the end resulted in a $22.5 million loss.
Heard launched a press release claiming “the truth” isn’t on her ex-husband’s facet forward of her third day of cross examinations following a week-long hiatus from the defamation trial that started in Fairfax, Virginia on April 11.
“There’s an old saying by trial lawyers: When the facts are on your side, argue the facts; when the facts are not on your side, pound away on the podium. Today, we expect Depp’s attorneys will instead pound away on the victim,” her representatives stated through PEOPLE journal.
“We fear it will be equal parts shameful and desperate. And, the overwhelming evidence — the truth — is not on Depp’s side. The one thing we suspect Depp’s attorneys will avoid is the central issue of this trial: Does Amber or any woman have the First Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech.”
He fired again in a press release launched by his representatives: “As Mr. Depp’s counsel correctly predicted in their opening statements last month, Ms. Heard did indeed deliver ‘the performance of her life’ in her direct examination.”
The discharge continued: “While Ms. Heard’s stories have continued to grow new and convenient details, Mr. Depp’s recollections have remained exactly the same throughout the six painful years since her first allegations were made. His truth — the truth — is the same no matter the environment in which it is has been presented. The upcoming cross-examination from Mr. Depp’s team will be most telling, and will certainly highlight the many fallacies Ms. Heard has now attempted to pass off as fact throughout her convoluted testimony.”
Each day Submit’ Tracy Wright contributed to this report.