Pirates of the Caribbean: Johnny Depp felt betrayed by Disney and would have liked to “say goodbye properly” to Jack Sparrow

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The actor claims he was kicked out of the franchise because of his ex-wife, Amber Heard, against whom he is currently on trial.

While the trial opposing Johnny Depp to his ex-wife Amber Heard in full swing, the debate on the role of the actor in Pirates of the Caribbean resurfaced. Indeed, if he said a few days ago that he would not return to the franchise for anything in the world, his lawyer Jessica Meyers nevertheless made it clear that the interpreter of Jack Sparrow would have liked to play in a 6th opus. He explains : “ My feeling was that these characters should be able to say goodbye in due form. There is a way to end such a franchise… I planned to continue until it was time to stop “.

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Johnny Depp claims its contract with Disney was terminated following the editorialAmber Heard published in the washington post, in December 2018, where she accused him of domestic violence. (He had also been excluded from part 3 of the Fantastic Beaststhe spin-off saga ofHarry Potter in which he played Gellert Grindelwald, following that). After Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, the fifth installment in the saga released in 2017, the actor had yet been approached by the creative team to write the screenplay for a sixth installment. For Ben Rottenbordthe lawyer ofAmber Heard, the forum has nothing to do with his dismissal. In an article published by the DailyMail in 2018, 2 months before that of hearingit is stated that Depp was fired for reasons of financial problems and personal dramas “. To which he replied: I wasn’t aware of this, but it doesn’t surprise me. Two years had passed during which the world was constantly talking about the fact that I was ‘a man who beats his wife’. So I’m sure Disney was trying to cut ties as a precaution.” He then declares having discovered that he would not be renewed for the role of Jack Sparrow in the press, a few days after the platform of his ex-wife in the washington post : “ I didn’t quite understand how, after this long relationship, and which was quite fruitful at least for Disney, I suddenly became guilty until my innocence was proven “.

During cross-examination, the star ofEdward Scissorhands had claimed that she would not return to the franchise, even for ” 300 million dollars and a million alpacas “. However, in March 2015, he had already sent his assistant his wish to no longer work for Disney: “ I wouldn’t do anything again that would embarrass me again for having f*cked on this shit for years, for characters that I naively considered my legacy. Every f*** fight!!!! Every f*** time!!! I kept my nastiness and rage inside me and put it on the back burner when there was still more to say!!!! “. In response to this, Depp explained that he was angry with the writers: “ My anger is because the script was very lazily written and I had to rewrite it “. He then recalls how much Jack Sparrow is close to his heart, explaining for example that he fully participated in the creation of this solitary pirate character: “ I incorporated my notes into the character and brought it to life, much to Disney’s annoyance. I wholeheartedly believed in the character, and initially the folks at Disney were somewhat upset. »

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