Johnny Depp is expected to reprise his role in Pirates of the Caribbean after Amber Heard wins court case
Johnny Depp could reprise his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow in But the pirate of the Caribbean franchise, a former Disney executive has predicted.
Bold statement after the actor’s big victory over his ex-wife Amber Heardin the old couple public defamation lawsuits.
This week, the jury unanimously found that Depp had been defamed by Heard’s article titled, “I spoke out against sexual violence – and faced the outrage of our culture. That must change.”.
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The jury decided to award Depp a total of $15 million ($20.8 million) in punitive damages. But upon her counterclaim, the jury said Depp had to pay Heard $2 million ($2.78 million).
During the trial, Depp told the court he had lost a $22.5 million settlement for a sixth pirate movie after the op-ed was published.
“After the contract, couldn’t get him a movie at the studio,” talent agent Jack Whigham testified.
On favorable outcomes for Depp, former Disney exec says People the actor is again a “bankable Hollywood star” and expressed his opinion that he could return to But the pirate of the Caribbean.
“I fully believe after the verdict that pirate The source said it was preparing to restart with Johnny when Captain Jack returned to the ship.
“There’s so much potential for box office treasure for a beloved character so deeply embedded in Disney culture.”
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However, Depp himself has denied any rumors that he will appear in season six Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
During cross-examination during the defamation trial, Heard’s attorney, Ben Rottenborn, asked: “The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney comes to you with $300 million and a million dollars, respectively. dollars, there’s nothing on this earth that would make you go back and work with Disney on a But the pirate of the Caribbean movie? Exactly?”
In response, Depp said, “It’s true.”
After the sentencing, Depp expressed gratitude, writing: “Six years ago, my life, the lives of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and the lives of those who many years ago The past has supported and believed in me, forever changed in me.”
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“Six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I’m really humbled,” he continued.
“From the very beginning, the goal of this case has been to reveal the truth, whatever the outcome. Telling the truth is something I owe my children and all those who have steadfastly supported me. I feel at peace knowing that I’ve finally accomplished it.”
Depp thanked his fan base for their support and kindness in the statement, as did Judge Penney Azcarate, the seven jurors, the court staff, and the court sheriff.
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