Former Disney executive believes Johnny Depp may be called to reprise his iconic role as the Captain Jack Sparrow

Fans have a ‘great thirst’ to see Johnny Depp reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, according to a former Disney official. He believes Depp could come back to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise now that the case has been resolved and his career is expected to rebound.

‘I absolutely believe post-verdict that Pirates is primed for rebooting with Johnny as Captain Jack back on board,’ the executive told People. ‘There is just too much potential box-office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded in the Disney culture.’

After the great success of Paramount Pictures’ ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ the former Disney insider anticipated that Disney will attempt to revive their own iconic property.

‘There is [a] huge appetite for bringing back bankable Hollywood stars in massively popular franchises,’ the executive told People.

Despite the insider’s belief that Disney might bring the property back, he doubts that the actor would be interested.
After being cut from the sixth Pirates film, the actor told the jury during his defamation lawsuit with ex-wife Amber Heard that he would never work with Disney again.

Depp’s legal team argues he missed out on a $22 million payout because Heard penned an op-ed in the Washington Post in 2018 that didn’t name Depp but plainly labelled him as a domestic abuser.

With Disney executives, Depp said he felt like he was ‘guilty until proven innocent.’

Though Depp’s former representative testified in court that studios were ‘hesitant’ to hire him because of his ‘unprofessional behavior.’

After losing his UK libel claim against The Sun, which he sued for labeling him a “wife-beater,” Depp had to stand down from his position as Grindelwald in the Harry Potter franchise. ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ would go on to be the franchise’s worst-performing film.

Due to ‘his money issues’ and the fact that Pirates is a ‘billion-dollar global franchise,’ a different insider who had previously worked on Pirates sets told People that he didn’t ‘think’ Depp would pass up the role if offered.

Producers were ‘creating two Pirates storylines’ that did not contain Depp, according to super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who told the Sunday Times in May.

Depp was ‘not at this point’ cast in the part of Jack Sparrow, according to Bruckheimer, but the ‘future is still to be decided.’
Margot Robbie, a 31-year-old actress, is said to be in talks for a lead role in the franchise.

According to People, a seventh film will ‘likely’ be released in 2025, and filmmakers will ‘make Robbie [Depp’s] daughter and possibly have a cameo of him as a test,’ according to the unidentified insider.

Finally, despite the tumultuous public trial, a Hollywood agent told People that Depp’s career would ‘flourish.’

‘His fans are very loyal and vocal and all know he is far from perfect,’ the agent told People.

Depp said the jury ‘gave me my life back’ after winning the blockbuster trial against his ex-wife.

‘Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed.’

‘And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled,’ he wrote in a statement.

Whether or whether Depp reprises his role as Jack Sparrow on the big screen, rumors have been spreading that Johnny could be hired in Tim Burton’s long-awaited sequel to “Bettlejuice.”

Depp, who hasn’t been in a big film since 2018, now shows with Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder in the cast list for ‘Bettlejuice 2’ in Google searches for the film.

The film’s IMDB page has also been updated recently, including a synopsis and a 2025 release date.


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