- Johnny Depp is still on trial with Amber Heard for defamation
- Depp was dropped from Disney and the Pirates franchise
- Despite that, movie no.6 is being written
Fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean get prepared to rejoice! A new movie has been confirmed to be in the works, and while there are two scripts being worked on, it is for sure that the sixth instalment of the series is coming soon to Disney!
What a new Pirates movie means for Depp
Johnny Depp, who is still undergoing a trial with Amber Heard, might not retire his "Jack Sparrow" costume so soon. Although Depp was fired from Disney when the first allegations of him physically abusing Heard hit the news, it would seem that the more information comes out, he might not deserve the quick firings.
While on the stand in Virginia, Depp admitted that he wouldn't ever return as "Jack Sparrow" to the big screen, even if Disney offered him "$300 million and a million alpacas". And despite losing the libel case in 2020, fans are still very devoted to Depp and his role.
There's no doubt that the franchise had its major worldwide success because of Depp's character, but despite all that, Disney has said they don't see him coming back.
Jerry Bruckheimer, a producer of the franchise and for Disney, said that there are two scripts currently in the works, and there is one person they're working closely with!
Margot Robbie, a famous Australian actress, is said to be in the works for the sixth movie.
"We’re talking to Margot Robbie. We are developing two Pirates scripts — one with her, one without," he said to The Sunday Times.
When asked if Depp was also on the roster to come back, Bruckheimer said, "Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided."
Depp himself said that when he was dropped so quickly from Disney he felt "betrayed", and said that the characters on the series deserved a "proper goodbye".
"A franchise can only last for so long and there's a way to end a franchise like that and I thought that the characters deserved to have their way out to end the franchise on a very good note. I planned on continuing until it was time to stop," he said on the stand.
The trial will continue on for another few weeks, aiming to be over around May 27.