Johnny Depp will not be returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, despite a report claiming his name had been spotted on a call sheet for a new movie in the hugely popular film series.
Rumors began circulating on Wednesday after a report claimed that he would reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow despite being fired from the franchise by Disney in 2018.
However, sources confirm to DailyMail.com that the information is false.
Depp, 59, last played the swashbuckling character in 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, before the producers decided they wanted to bring a “new energy” to the popular film series. .
Johnny Depp will NOT be returning to Pirates of the Caribbean in the sixth movie despite rumors that the embattled star would reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow after being AXED by Disney.
An informant had alleged that Sun that a sixth film in the franchise was on the way with a working title of A Day at Sea, stating: “Johnny is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow and is scheduled to begin filming in early February at a top-secret location in the United Kingdom.’
Meanwhile, the source further stated, “Everything is in the early stages and there is no director attached to the project yet, which will be called A Day at Sea.”
“Johnny is expected to do a test shoot in early February before production is fully underway.”
The source continued: ‘A call sheet has been distributed to those in the know. Bruce Hendricks, who worked on the first three films, is named executive producer of the new project.
In 2018, a Disney producer claimed that Depp would not be asked to return, saying they wanted to bring a “new energy” to the much-loved movies.
Not true: Rumors began circulating Wednesday after a report claimed he would reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow despite being fired from the franchise by Disney in 2018 (pictured earlier this month)
New ideas to bring the franchise to life included Pirates of the Caribbean starring a woman and starring Margot Robbie.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair this month, the Oscar nominee revealed that the highly anticipated Is She In It? movie won’t happen.
“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.” but I guess they don’t want to do it,’ she said of Disney.
Back to work: While he may not be making another Pirates of the Caribbean movie, it was announced over the summer that Depp would be directing his first movie following his libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard; seen in 2015
While he may not be making another Pirates of the Caribbean movie, it was announced over the summer that Depp would be directing his first movie following his libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
The father of two will direct Modigliani, a biopic about Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, according to the hollywood reporter.
Depp will co-produce the film with Al Pacino and Barry Navidi in what will be the first film he has directed since making his feature directorial debut with the 1997 film The Brave.
Production begins next year: The father-of-two will direct Modigliani, a biopic about Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Modigliani, based on the play written by Dennis McIntyre and adapted for the big screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski, follows the artist in Paris in 1916.
Modigliani, long considered a critical and commercial failure himself, navigates a turbulent and eventful 48 hours that will become a turning point in his life and ultimately cement his reputation as an artistic legend. , write thr.
Production will begin in Europe in the spring of 2023 and the casting will also be revealed soon, according to THR.
News of the film comes after Depp took on the role of King Louis XV in Jeanne Du Barry, his first film role since his libel trial against Amber.
Jeanne Du Barry marks the return of Johnny after he was blacklisted by much of Hollywood following Amber’s domestic violence allegations.
Filming on the project reportedly began in July, following the end of the trial, and is expected to last 11 weeks, according to Deadline.
Trial: Jeanne Du Barry marks Johnny’s return after he was blacklisted by much of Hollywood following Amber Heard’s domestic violence allegations (pictured June 2022)
The story follows the main character, Jeanne, a working-class woman who rises in the social hierarchy of Paris, eventually coming to the attention of King Louis XV.
In 2020, a British court ruled that 12 of the 14 incidents of violence claimed by Amber were ‘substantially true’ and Johnny was subsequently forced to relinquish the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise at the request of Warner Bros.
But, after her own defamation suit against Amber in the US, in which she was awarded $15 million, the star seems to be attracting interest again.
Huge offer: Speculation that Depp could return to the Pirates of the Caribbean sparked an internet frenzy in June when a Poptopic reported that the actor has been in talks with Disney over a ‘$300 million deal’ (seen July 2022)
In June, speculation that HW could return to Pirates of the Caribbean, which has grossed over $4.5 billion worldwide, had fans going wild when a source said poptopic that the actor has been in talks with Disney about a “$300 million deal.”
The informant said: ‘[Disney] He approached the actor ahead of his libel trial against Amber Heard and asked if he’d be interested in returning for one or two pirate movies.
The source added that another project is in the works for Disney Plus. They said: “The deal is reportedly for Johnny Depp to return as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 and a Disney Plus spin-off series about the early life of the Captain of The Black Pearl.”
They continued: “What I can tell you is that the studio has already written a draft for a movie about Jack Sparrow, so they’re very hopeful that Johnny will forgive them and return as his iconic character.”
Update: Depp said he felt like he was ‘guilty until proven innocent’ with Disney execs
The source said the media house is working on a “$301 million deal” to convince Depp to return soon, and is also reportedly adding a “sizable donation” to a charity of Depp’s choosing as a goodwill gesture.
Previously, his legal team claimed Depp lost a $22 million payday after Heard published his Washington Post op-ed in 2018 that did not identify Depp but clearly labeled him a domestic abuser.
Depp said he felt like he was “guilty until proven innocent” with Disney executives.
Last month, he filed an appeal of the verdict that he must pay $2 million to his ex-wife. that she seeks a mistrial.