Johnny Depp’s days of playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the lucrative Disney franchise are officially over, according to a new media report.
Depp is still furious at how Disney treated him after his ex-wife Amber Heard lied and smeared his name in the press.
Depp was eventually vindicated and Heard was disgraced by a jury.
“They blind dropped him even though Amber had lied her a** off,” a friend told The Daily Mail.
“I would say that it’s likely he will spend most of his time in France, painting and making music.
“There could be the odd film.”
Depp called himself a hillbilly from Kentucky at Cannes last month describing those who would cancel him a “species or tower of mashed potatoes covered in light from a computer screen.”
“I started to experience these circuses – we can call them carnivals – so long ago,” he said.
“Your life becomes a circus.”
“It’s not that you get used to the circus, but you realize there’s nothing you can do but inhale, exhale, and accept what happens in the next steps.
“It’s still weird to me.”
Jerry Bruckheimer said in 2022 when talking about if Disney would want Depp back.
“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.”
Johnny Depp reportedly is refusing to do a new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie because of the way Disney treated him during the Amber Heard debacle.
Depp crushed Heard in court, and apparently isn’t ready to forgive Disney for abandoning him.https://t.co/jFkL4cyALi
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But according to the Daily Mail, no amount of egging by Disney will work:
Despite furious speculation about the actor’s potential return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise – which reports suggested could earn him up to $20 million – Depp is, his pals say, done with Disney once and for all because he is still furious over the way the studio unceremoniously ‘dropped him’ when his ex-wife Amber Heard accused him of abuse.
Having spent the past few months weighing what he does and doesn’t want to do and, on the eve of his 60th birthday on Friday, sources close to the star say that appearing in a film for Disney does not interest him.
…The pal says he has decided that no matter how lucrative the offer, or how cameo the role, he will never agree to go back for this particular studio film.