Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer behind “Pirates of the Caribbean” and lots of different blockbuster movies, mentioned he would “love” to have Johnny Depp return to the “Pirates” franchise, reprising his position as Jack Sparrow.
Throughout an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bruckheimer was requested if the result of Depp’s defamation trial with Amber Heard would lead Disney to place Depp again within the movie sequence.
Depp sued Heard, his ex-wife, for libel and Heard counter-sued. Their case performed out in a excessive profile and weeks-long trial earlier this 12 months, throughout which Depp claimed Heard ruined his popularity when she penned a 2018 op-ed for the Washington Submit through which she mentioned she was abused.
He mentioned it led to him dropping out on jobs, just like the “Pirates” sequence, which is owned by Disney. “I am certain that Disney was making an attempt to chop ties to be protected; the ‘MeToo’ motion was in full swing at that time,” he mentioned.
Many particulars of the pair’s troubled marriage and alleged abuse have been shared by each side through the trial. Ultimately, Heard was$10.35 million to Depp. The jury additionally awarded Heard $2 million in her countersuit. This week, Depp’s attorneys mentioned in a press release.
Within the interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s James Hibberd, Bruckheimer, who produced 5 “Pirates” films starring Depp, mentioned he could not converse for Disney with regard to Depp returning.
“I actually do not know,” he mentioned. However he added, “I’d like to have him within the film. He is a good friend, a terrific actor and it is unlucky that private lives creep into every part we do.”
Hibberd mentioned that Depp “hinted that if he have been to return, the movie ought to have a transparent ending for his character,” and requested if Bruckheimer would ever kill off Depp’s character, Jack Sparrow.
“You’ll be able to’t. We tried to kill him. It did not work,” Bruckheimer replied.
Bruckheimer can be behind “The Lone Ranger,” starring Depp, and movies like “Pearl Harbor, “Keep in mind the Titans” and “High Gun,” in addition to TV sequence like “Wonderful Race” and “CSI.”