Shake our timbers: Supposedly, Johnny Depp is back.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor is rumored to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the film franchise five years after the release of the last film, “Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
However, Depp’s team is putting a stop to the old rumor mill, as a source close to Depp is debunking the report to The Post.
The booze captain’s return is reportedly in the works, with Depp, 59, reportedly slated for a trial session in February, according to Sun. The current provisional title, according to experts from the British media, is “A day at sea”.
“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 source told The Sun, adding that the project is in the “lower stages.” initials” and even lacks a director in front.
“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 added, stating that Bruce Hendricks will executive produce.
Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post.
The first “Pirates” movie, “The Curse of the Black Pearl,” came out in 2003, when Depp first struck gold as Sparrow. The first five films grossed over $4 billion worldwide and the film series finally ended in 2017.
It was it is unknown if Depp would grace the screens like a sparrow no more after a debilitating loss at his 2020 defamation trial. He was branded as “wife beater” – Until he claimed victory against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, in a defamation lawsuit earlier this year.
In 2016, the couple rocky relationship he was dead in the water. Depp’s reputation was decimated when Heard, 36. he later wrote an opinion piece about the alleged abusive behaviordespite the fact that she claimed that the personal essay was not about him.
As for Depp’s interest in working with disney never again, he has apparently made it clear that the ship has sailed.
During this year’s bomb trial, the “Aquaman” actress’s legal team asked if Depp would re-team with the corporation.
“If Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, would nothing in this world make you go back and work with Disney on a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie?” asked his lawyers.
“That’s true,” Depp responded at the time, making reports of a supposed return as Jack Sparrow raised a few eyebrows.
Despite Depp’s claims that he would lay Jack Sparrow to rest once and for all, Women’s Helpa non-profit organization committed to fighting domestic violence, expressed concern that the role could be reprized.
“When someone is accused or found guilty of domestic abuse, it is important that all employers take it seriously, and that includes film and television employers,” the organization told The Sun. “When domestic abuse is swept under the rug and quickly forgotten, it sends a dangerous message that it’s not that bad.”
Despite the star’s troubled past, riddled with accusationsits devoted fans he will not put a bounty on his head. In fact, the polarizing judgment they seemed to deepen their love for the man behind Sparrow, and might even take up arms for him.
Depp’s defenders lined up in the courthouse building, camping overnight on the ground just to catch a glimpse of his favorite buccaneer at court. Die-hard fans spent thousands on flights and travel expenses just to snag a front row seatwhile others supported Depp online for spam Heard’s witnesses with hate
The famed prowler was rumored to be replaced by none other than Margot Robbie, who claimed earlier this month that Disney turned down a “cool” pirate movie directed by women.
“We had an idea and we were developing it for a while, a long time ago, to have more of a female-led story, not entirely female-led, but just a different kind of story, which we thought would have been really cool. the 32 year old actress said variety. “But I guess they don’t want to.”