Actor Johnny Depp should return as the protagonist in the new film in the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, after receiving a favorable outcome in a protracted legal battle fought against his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, a former executive believes. is. from Disney.
According to People magazine, the insider said he was sure that, after Heard was sentenced to pay Depp’s million-dollar damages, the 58-year-old actor will be back for his role as Jack Sparrow in the acclaimed franchise. Must start again.
“I believe that following the verdict, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ is set to resume with Johnny as Captain Jack,” the former executive said.
According to the publication, the executive believes that the character played by Johnny Depp in the first five films of the franchise has “a lot of box office potential”, precisely because he is “love” and because he is “in love with Disney”. Inherent is “culture”.
The actor’s former agent, Christian Carino, even said that the allegations made by the actress led to the removal of Famous from the cast of the sixth film in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Depp’s current agent, Jack Whigham, later reiterated that Amber’s statements were “disastrous” for the actor’s career.
In 2018, Amber Heard published an article in The Washington Post in which she accused Johnny Depp of domestic abuse. The story ended in court after the actor accused his ex-wife of defamation. This week, the Virginia court in the United States gave an opinion that benefited the artist.
Although the actor sought $50 million, the jury ordered Heard to pay $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. However, the final amount was reduced to US$350 thousand by the judge within the highest limit in the state of Virginia. Depp also lost one of his three lawsuits and would have to pay the actress $2 million.
The former couple’s legal battle also interrupted their professional careers and affected at least four film productions, including “Pirates of the Caribbean”. According to Jack Whigham, Depp lost his $112 million contract to star in the sixth film in the franchise after Disney canceled the star’s participation because of the actress’ allegations.