Five years after his last film –and a lot of water under the bridge–, the American actor and star of the billionaire pirates of the Caribbean Franchise rumored Johnny Depp is reprising his role as rogue pirate Captain Jack Sparrow.
In a bombshell report in Britain Sun newspaper on Thursday (AEDT), sources close to the Disney production say they have seen a call sheet, and their name is on it.
The 59-year-old Depp, who made five films between 2003 and 2017 that grossed $4.524 million ($6.76 billion) at the box office, is apparently scheduled to appear for a test shoot in Britain in February.
This is despite declaring that he would never do another pirates film, and despite other media claiming that the report is false.
Depp and Disney parted ways in 2018 after his ex-wife, Amber Heard, wrote an opinion piece for the washington post about their relationship.
During an explosive six-week defamation trial in Fairfax County, Virginia, who won and was awarded compensation against Heard, Depp swore he would never work on a sixth pirates movie.
When questioned during the six-week court case, broadcast live around the world, Depp suggested there was nothing Disney could do to get him back.
“The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing in this world would make you go back to work with Disney in a pirates of the Caribbean movie? Correct?” asked interrogator Ben Rottenborn.
“That’s true,” Depp replied.
Five months is a long time in the movie business.
The initiates said Sun the working title of the new Disney movie was a day at sea, a surprisingly tepid title compared to previous blockbusters.
Has been The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Dead Man’s Chest (2006), at the end of the world (2007), on strange tides (2011) and Dead men tell no tales (2017).
“Johnny is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow and is scheduled to start filming in early February at a top-secret location in the UK,” the newspaper said.
“Everything is in the early stages and there is no director attached to the project yet, which is being called a day at sea.
“Johnny is expected to do a test shoot in early February before production fully begins.
“A call sheet has been distributed among those in the know.
The newspaper reported that the film’s executive producer was Bruce Hendricks, who worked on the first three films. He left Disney in 2011.
According to your imdb profileother pirates The film is not scheduled, but is listed as a producer on two upcoming releases, the swiss guard
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But, if it’s the entertainment industry’s biggest secret du jour, that’s to be expected.
“All other details are kept under lock and key. The entire project is shrouded in secrecy and Disney wants to keep everything under wraps as best they can,” the source said. Sun.
Long time pirates of the Caribbean Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed in May that there were actually two scripts in the works for the sixth installment.
One included Hollywood’s favorite actress, Australian Margot Robbie, who on November 15 said vanity fair the project she starred in was dead in the water.
Bruckheimer was asked if Depp would reprise the role of the bejeweled drunken pirate and replied: “Not at this time… the future is yet to be decided.”
Could fans of pirates franchise have finally fulfilled your wishes?
A former Disney executive says so, saying People: “I absolutely believe after the verdict that pirates is set to restart with Johnny as Captain Jack back on board.
“There is too much potential box office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded in Disney culture.”
A Depp fan petition also hopes it’s Depp, with 800,000 cambio.org signatures asking him to return to “rule the seas” once more.
Meanwhile, Depp hasn’t been idle.
The iconic star has had fun since the June verdict, spending most of her time in the UK and Europe.
He has toured with Jeff Beck and his band throughout the UK and has filmed a feature film, Joan of Barryplaying French King Louis XV.
In August, the hollywood reporter revealed that Depp would be directing a biopic about Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani. He is also co-producing the film with Al Pacino.
His redemption continued after he signed a multi-year contract with Dior the same month.
The seven-figure deal will mean the three-time Oscar nominee, who originally signed with the fashion house in 2015, will reprise his role as the face of the company’s Sauvage men’s fragrance.
Dior Beauty took to Instagram in August in a post associated with Depp, sharing black-and-white photos of him taken by fashion photographer Greg Williams before taking the stage with Jeff Beck in Paris.
“Fearless but human, like Sauvage,” reads the caption.
The images taken by Williams were reportedly to be used in a new campaign for Dior, inside sources told TMZ.