TV - Movies
Former Disney
Exec Makes
Prediction About
Depp and Pirates
of the Carribean
By TOMMY MCARDLE
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.