The situation surrounding Amber Heard and Johnny Depp has been going on for years, ever since the former couple split in 2016. Their ongoing legal battle has escalated since the libel lawsuit began in Virginia, resulting in numerous updates. wild days from the court. And thanks to the lawsuit, this petition to get Depp back in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 sees a new life.
Johnny Depp may have had a long film career, but his name remains synonymous with his tenure as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He is not currently attached to the various pirate movies currently in development at Disney, but that’s something some fans want to see changed. An online petition on Change.Org recently started to get more attention following the ongoing lawsuit, resulting in over 400,000 signatures at the time of this writing. And with sparks in the courtroom happening so regularly, smart money says more eyes will fall on this campaign.
Indeed, Johnny Depp raised Pirates of the Caribbean several times already in court, especially when he spoke. He talked about trying to find an ending for the franchise and how he found out he wouldn’t play Jack Sparrow anymore on the big screen. From Depp’s perspective, he lost his job because of the charges and the legal battle with Amber Heard.
While the timeline of his Pirates of the Caribbean exit is being scrutinized throughout the ongoing situation in the courtroom, Johnny Depp has apparently lost another major role in the franchise as a direct result of his legal battle with Amber Heard. Because after losing his libel case against The Sun in the UK, he was asked to stop playing Grindelwald in the fantastic beasts series. Depp was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen for Dumbledore’s secretswith no in-universe reference to change in appearance.
As for the future of Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, there are a number of projects in development by Disney. Margot Robbie was attached to direct his own film in the same universe, but there was no concrete timeline as to when. There was also originally supposed to be a sixth film, but Depp has just confirmed he’s not attached to the star. We’ll have to see if/when any of these blockbusters come together.
As mentioned earlier, Johnny Depp has spoken out in his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. And since you are able to watch the debates on television, the footage quickly went viral. Now the tables have turned, like Aquaman the actress began to testify. And as expected, it was an emotional appearance including allegations of abuse.
Professionally, Johnny Depp has recently started booking new film roles, while Amber Heard will appear in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. In the meantime, check out the 2022 movie release dates to plan your next cinematic experience.