A former Disney executive said Johnny Depp may be called in to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow because fans have a “huge appetite” to see it happen.
The former CEO, who was not named, told People magazine that he believed Depp, 58, could return as an overbearing rogue hacker, due to the promise of a potentially huge day pay for everyone involved.
“I think fully after the ruling that the Pirates are ready to reboot with Johnny when Captain Jack is back on board,” the CEO told People. “There are so many potential box office treasures for a beloved character deeply ingrained in Disney culture.”
The former Disney insider predicted that after the huge success of Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick, Disney would look to reclaim its beloved franchise.
‘there [a] Big appetite to bring back sensible Hollywood stars to bankroll in popular franchises on a massive scale.
Although insiders are confident Disney can bring the franchise back, he’s not sure the actor will be ready for that.
A former Disney executive believes Johnny Depp (left, with Orlando Bloom right) could reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow on the Pirates series due to a ‘big appetite’ from fans and from Disney to bring back the bankable Hollywood stars.
Depp testified in court that he was not planning to reprise his role as Sparrow due to his feeling that he was ‘guilty until proven innocent’ by Disney executives.
During a defamation trial with his ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, the actor told the jury he would never work with Disney again after being disqualified from the sixth Pirates movie.
His legal team claims that Depp lost $22 million in payday after Heard published her Washington Post op-ed in 2018 that did not identify Depp, but apparently called him a domestic abuser.
Depp said he felt as though he was “guilty until proven innocent” with Disney executives.
Although his former agent testified in court that it was actually Depp’s “unprofessional behaviour”, this made studios “reluctant” to hire him.
Depp was also forced to step down from his role as Grindelwald in the Harry Potter franchise after he lost a UK defamation lawsuit against The Sun, which he brought for calling him a “wife-batter”.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will be the worst performing movie in the series.
Another insider, who previously worked for Pirates groups, told People magazine that he “doesn’t think” Depp would give up the role if offered because of his “financial problems” and the fact that Pirates is a “billion dollar global franchise.”
The actor sued his ex-wife Amber Heard (pictured) for defamation after she published an op-ed in 2018 saying she was abused.
A Hollywood agent believes Depp’s career will ‘bloom’ because his fans are ‘very loyal and outspoken and they all know he’s far from perfect’ (Pictured: Depp waving to fans outside the courtroom)
Superproducer Jerry Bruckheimer told the Sunday Times in May that the producers were “developing two pirate scripts” in which Depp was not involved.
Bruckheimer said Depp “wasn’t at this point” casting the role of Jack Sparrow, but that “the future has not been decided yet.”
Actress Margot Robbie, 31, is rumored to be under consideration for her starring role in the franchise.
The unnamed insider told People that a seventh movie is ‘likely’ to be released in 2025 and they believe producers will make Ruby [Depp’s] Daughter is likely to have a cameo from him as a test.
Finally, a Hollywood agent told People that he believes Depp’s career will ‘prosper’, despite the chaotic public trial.
“His fans are very loyal and vocal and they all know he’s far from perfect,” the agent told People.
Depp appears in the cast list when one searches for “Beetlejuice 2” in Google. Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder starred in the original Beetlejuice in 1988
Depp said the jury “gave me my life back” after winning the blockbuster trial against his ex-wife.
“Six years ago, my life, the lives of my children, the lives of those close to me and also the lives of the people who supported and believed in me for so many years changed forever.”
Six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I really humble myself,” he wrote in a statement.
Whether or not Jack Sparrow sees the big screen again, rumors have swirled that Depp might be cast in Tim Burton’s long-running sequel to Bettlejuice.
Depp, who hasn’t been in a big movie since 2018, is now featured in the cast of Bettlejuice 2 alongside co-stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, in a Google search for the movie.
The film’s page on IMDB was recently updated with a synopsis and release date of 2025.
In February, Deadline sparked speculation that the film franchise would be revitalized after it was reported that Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, would manage the project, saying it was in early development at Warner Bros.
‘The jury gave me my life back’ Johnny Depp’s full statement after winning the defamation case
Six years ago, my life, the lives of my children, the lives of those close to me and also the lives of the people who supported and believed in me for so many years changed forever.
All in the blink of an eye.
False, dangerous and criminal allegations have been made against me through the media, resulting in an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges have been brought against me. He has already traveled around the world twice within a nanosecond and has had a seismic effect on my life and career.
Six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am really humbled.
My decision to pursue this case, knowing full well the height of the legal hurdles I would face and the inevitable global landscape of my life, was made only after deep thought.
From the beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome. Speaking the truth was something I owe to my children and to all those who have remained steadfast in their support for me. I feel so at peace knowing that I have finally made it happen.
I was overwhelmed, and still am, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, tremendous support and kindness from all over the world. I hope my search for the truth has helped others, men and women, who find themselves in my situation, and that those who support them never give up. I also hope that the situation will now return to innocence until proven guilty, both in the courts and in the media.
I would like to pay tribute to the noble work of the judge, jurors, court staff and the mayor who sacrificed their time to get to this point, and to my tireless and consistent legal team who have done an extraordinary job in helping me the truth.
The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun.
Veritas Nomkwam Beret.
The truth never dies.