Pirates of the Caribbean was first released in 2003 and we all fell in love with Johnny Depp all over again. No one could have portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow better than Johnny Depp in the film.
Life was going great for the actor, or so we thought until in December 2018, when his ex-wife Amber Heard wrote an op-ed about her being abused. Since then the industry started treating Johnny Depp differently and no one wanted to work with him. It was difficult for the actor since no one really wanted to be associated with him!
Johnny Depp Sued Amber Heard for $50 million!
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has accused Amber Heard of ruining his career and has sued her for the same. He has alleged that her claims were all false and in fact, she was the one who used to beat him.
On Wednesday in the trial, his own lawyer questioned, and Depp replied that Disney dropped him from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise’s sixth installment just a few days after Ms. Heard’s op-ed was published. He further testified that the film has not even been produced yet and is still in “dangle mode.”
Depp Says He Would Never Work on the Pirates of the Caribbean film
Variety reported that Johnny Depp himself agreed in the courtroom that he would himself turn down the opportunity to come back for Pirates of the Caribbean 6. Ben Rottenborn who is Amber Heard’s attorney, cross-examined Depp on the stand and tried to zero in on the claims that he lost the role due to Heard’s op-ed.
The attorney asked about a Daily Mail article from October 2018 which reported that “Johnny Depp was out as Jack Sparrow.”
Johnny Depp testified saying, “I wasn’t aware of that, but it doesn’t surprise me. 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 was actually accused of domestic violence in 2016 by the Aquaman actress when she filed for a restraining order against him.
Johnny Depp Doesn’t want to make another Pirates film no matter what they pay him!
When Rottenborn cross-examined him asking, “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 simply answered, “That is true, Mr. Rottenborn.”
Disney would certainly have a mammoth task in replacing someone in the shoes of Depp because fans would definitely want to have him in the films for a cameo.