Disney Shuts Down Johnny Depp’s Chance to Return to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. A recent report from THR shares that Disney refused to even consider the idea of letting Disney Legend Johnny Depp return in the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot starring Margot Robbie.
The report from THR shares, “Disney had already backed away from a Pirates future with Depp well before the U.K. trial, even if it never formally severed ties. Bruckheimer, who has been one of Depp’s biggest champions and once suggested the finger injury happened because “he got it caught in a car door,” was hoping to at least bring the Captain Jack Sparrow character back briefly in the next outing — said to be a female-centric incarnation fronted by Margot Robbie. Disney balked.”
Though the news seems a bit shocking, Depp has been subject to outright rejection from several studios who previously hired the famed actor both before and after allegations of spousal abuse against ex-wife Amber Heard. Though Depp was found innocent in US based courts Johnny lost his libel case against UK’s The Sun for labeling him a “wife beater” in several publications.
There are rumors that decades long friend Tim Burton may help Depp return to the screen and give him a shot to revive his career, studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. have stepped away from working with the actor at this time.
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