Hollywood Star Johnny Depp who had been focusing more on his music career than acting had reportedly refused to have a female antagonist in the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. And many believe that this could be because of his dark history with his ex-wife Amber Heard. The 59-year-old star is not involved in the franchise anymore after he was alleged as an abuser by his ex-wife.
The Hollywood star is recently making headlines because of the unsealed court documents which some of Depp’s fans paid to be publicized. This has led to making his fans furious due to various things that have come to light from both sides of the panel. The document was released by his fans to find dirt on the Aquaman actress however the outcome to come out has the community more divided than ever.
Johnny Depp Refused To Fight a Female Antagonist in Pirates 5
The Hollywood Star has now left the franchise, however, according to the recent reports by Marca, the movie’s screenwriter Terry Rossio shared that the actor was against the idea of fighting with a female villain in the film. Because of that particular reason, he even demanded a script change for the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. As a result of that, screenwriter Rossio was fired and Jeff Nathanson was hired to write ‘Salazar’s Revenge’ with Javier Bardem as the villain.
What’s more interesting is that no involvement of women was done in the script as per the request of the star. However, many fans in the community think that this request could have been made because of the domestic abuse he was alleged for involving his ex-wife. Currently, the sixth installment of the franchise is in development as a spin-off, with Margot Robbie in the lead role. While the fans have expressed their opinions demanding the return of the actor, it does not seem to come to fruition.
The Depp v Heard Defamation Trial
The 59-year-old star was involved in a highly publicized defamation trial against his ex-wife which started in April this year for $50 million arguing that the actress defamed him when she called herself “a public figure representing domestic abuse” in an op-ed in The Washington Post back in 2018.
The trial concluded with Depp winning the lawsuit with the jury awarding the actor awarded $10.35 million while the Aquaman actress is compensated with $2 million for her counter-claim.