FAIRFAX, VA - May 25: (NY & NJ NEWSPAPERS OUT) Johnny Depp gestures to his fans outside court during the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard civil defamation trial at Fairfax County Circuit Court on May 25, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp is seeking $50 million in alleged damages to his career over an op-ed Heard wrote in the Washington Post in 2018.(Photo by Cliff Owen/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images)
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Former Disney Exec Makes Prediction About Depp and Pirates of the Caribbean
Now that the defamation lawsuit Johnny Depp brought against ex-wife Amber Heard has ended, speculation runs rampant about the future of both their acting careers. One anonymous former Disney executive made a bold prediction for Depp and the future of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series he helped make a massive hit.
The executive thinks the company could conceivably ask Johnny Depp to return to the "Pirates" franchise. "With [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer riding high on the massive success of Tom Cruise in 'Top Gun: Maverick,' there is huge appetite for bringing back bankable Hollywood stars in massively popular franchises," said the former executive.
Depp testified during the defamation trial that nothing would convince him to work with Disney on future projects. An anonymous source said they don't quite believe Depp would turn down a significant paycheck from Disney, given the well-publicized financial troubles that dogged Depp in the 2010s.