Johnny Depp fans must be ecstatic to hear that Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of The Pirates of Carribean, has dropped a hint about his reunion with Depp as Jack Sparrow. It gives new hope to those who want to see Jack Sparrow’s incredible performance in the franchise, particularly after Depp’s representative denied such a possibility back in 2022.
Depp first enthralled the audience with his Jack Sparrow character in 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean. His reprising roles in the following installments of the Carribean saga did nothing but increase his fandom. Therefore, the sudden halt of his appearance in 2017’s Dead Men Tells No Tales greatly disappointed Depp’s followers.
What led to his disappearance from the franchise?
Depp’s controversial trial is no news to anyone. While it toppled Depp’s career and personal life, upside down, the Pirates of Carribean franchise also dropped him. The probable cause was to support the campaign against domestic abuse since nothing was proven until then. His ex-girlfriend Amber Heard had made serious allegations against him in court, followed by a defamation suit from his side in the US.
The trial was long and dramatic, no doubt about it. It gave a lot of drama to see. When the high-profile case concluded last year, with Depp winning the 50 million USD suit, it did nothing but elevate the Depp- hype in Hollywood and among the fans.
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Why is Jerry Planning to bring him back?
Besides Depp being the star of The Pirates of Carribean, Jerry might also want to appease and charm the franchise fans by taking their favorite lead back onboard. Sources also state that Hollywood fans called on Disney to restore his place in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
All of it seems to make Bruckheimer open to the idea. Also, we cannot deny how the producer supported the actor several times during the trial. During a recent Deadline interview, Bruckheimer shed light on the possible return for Depp by saying,
He’s just so good at what he does, and actors recover from things like this. He’s a good individual, and he’s a caring individual. He’s somebody that you can rely on, and he’s just terrific. I think Johnny is an utter friend and an amazing artist, and, again, you go through things in life you wish you hadn’t, but he’s still a talented artist.
Last year, when The Hollywood Reporter asked him if Disney would like to bring Depp back, Jerry Bruckheimer replied,
You’d have to ask them. I can’t answer that question. I really don’t know. I would love to have him in the movie. He’s a friend, a terrific actor, and it’s unfortunate that personal lives creep into everything we do.
Unfortunately, Depp’s representatives denied the rumors about a possible return to the franchise last year. In an NBC interview, the representative confirmed, saying, “This is made up.”
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Even Depp made it clear during his defamation trial when Heard’s lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, asked if Depp had actually said that
If Disney came to me with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get me to go back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film?
Shockingly Depp confirmed in affirmative, saying, That is true, Mr. Rottenborn.
Now with Jerry positive on Depp’s return to the franchise, and Depp’s own denial last year, fans are in a highly speculative position and eagerly anticipate the further update on the news. We are keeping an eye open for a confirmation or denial from Depp’s side. We will update you on whatever surprises the future holds for Johny Depp, The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and the fans.