Following Amber Heard’s accusations against the actor, Disney decided to terminate his contract for the Pirates of the Caribbean films. An exceptional situation mentioned during the trial between the two ex-spouses.
As the defamation trial against his ex-wife heats up, Johnny Depp claimed he would not return to the franchise for anything in the world Pirates of the Caribbean. The former interpreter of Jack Sparrow had been fired by Disney studios following his divorce with Amber Heard, in 2016, who had filed a complaint against him for domestic violence. The situation then turned around in 2018, when Depp in turn filed a lawsuit against his estranged wife, claiming she destroyed his career and reputation and demanding $50 million.
The actress had written the same year an editorial in the washington post, recounting being a survivor of the abuse of her ex-husband. As a result, he was not invited to the sixth installment of the saga Pirates of the Caribbean, a reboot which should be released in 2025 (he was fired for the same reason by Warner Bros.another saga, Fantastic Beasts). Stuart Beattieone of the screenwriters of The Curse of the Black Pearlhad justified this choice in an interview for the DailyMail : “ I think that Johnny Depp has had its day. Obviously, he appropriated the character, which became the one he is best known for now. Kids all over the world love him in this role, so I think it’s been good for him, and for us too. I think Jack Sparrow is his legacy. It’s the only character he’s played five times, it’s the costume he wears to visit children in hospitals, that’s what he will be remembered for. »
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Three and a half years after the announcement of his complaint and the first information on a potential Pirates of the Caribbean without Johnny Depp, the iconic interpreter of the lonely pirate seems to have mourned the franchise. In the highly publicized trial now taking place, Heard’s attorney – Ben Rottenborn – during cross-examination, asked: ” 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 movie. Pirates of the Caribbeanis not it ? ” What Johnny Depp responded : ” That’s right, Mr. Rottenborn “.
The court proceedings are taking place in the state of Virginia and are broadcast on Court TV. On this point, Ethan Nelsonthe channel’s acting manager, said: High-profile court cases like these create a lot of noise, and it can be difficult for viewers to cut through these distractions to get a clear picture of the facts, but that’s where we come in. Between the camera feed directly from the courtroom and our teams, Court TV will be the true source of an unbiased point of view and at the heart of the trial as it unfolds. “.
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