Pirates of the Caribbean, the fountain of youth (W9): Will Johnny Depp resume his role as Jack Sparrow?

One of Johnny Depp’s best-known roles is the franchise’s Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbeanstarted 14 years ago, of which W9 broadcasts on Monday, September 5, at 9:05 p.m., the fourth film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Fountain of Youth. The last opus, Pirates of the Caribbean – Salazar’s Revengewhere Johnny Depp had put the film crew through hell, dates from 2017. In 2018, Amber Heard, the actor’s ex-wife, wrote an editorial for The Washington Post in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence”, without naming her ex-husband. With the article appearing two years after her allegations that she was abused during her marriage to Johnny Depp, everyone assumed she was talking about him. disney including. With the #MeToo campaign in full swing at the time, Mickey’s company wanted to protect themselves and officially kicked the 59-year-old actor out of sixth grade. Pirates of the Caribbean.

Disney’s Betrayal

During the lawsuit between the couple – each accusing the other of defamation – Johnny Depp claimed that the editorial of his ex-wife had serious consequences on his reputation and his career, citing in particular his dismissal by Disney. His agent has also counted the sums lost by his client. During his testimony, Johnny Depp said to himself “betrayed” by Disney, stating “having given so much of myself, having contributed so much of the rewriting, the dialogues, the scenes, the jokes, I didn’t really understand how, after this long relationship and a rather successful relationship with Disney, all of a sudden I I was guilty until I proved my innocence”. The jury found that the ex-spouses had defamed each other but that Johnny Depp had suffered more harm. He thus condemned Amber Heard paid $10.4 million in damages to Johnny Depp and Johnny Depp paid $2 million in damages to Amber Heard. The latter having appealed, the legal battle continues.

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Jack Sparrow, the return?

Although rumors of Johnny Depp’s return as Jack Sparrow are still rife, encouraged by the favorable verdict, the actor has no intention of reprising his role. During her trial, Amber Heard’s lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, asked her: “The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on earth would make you come back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean movie? Right?” “That’s right, Mr. Rottenborn,” replied the comedian. He also has other priorities. He will play King Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry, a film directed by Maïwenn, and also seems more passionate about his musical career. While awaiting his verdict, he was spotted in Newcastle jamming with rock guitarist Jeff Beck. Next year he is also set to tour with his band, Hollywood Vampire, made up of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Tommy Henriksen.

Pirates of the Caribbean, the fountain of youth (W9): Will Johnny Depp resume his role as Jack Sparrow?