There have been rumors that Disney is making a new Pirate of The Caribbean spin-off.
Turns out it’s true; Disney is set to make the sixth movie of the franchise and Johnny Depp who plays the lead character, Jack Sparrow won’t be on it.
Chief of Film Production, Sean Bailey had stated in 2018 that the series needed a fresh twist.
“We want to bring in new energy and vitality. I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.” he said
While Disney has made no mention of Jonny Depp and existing controversy with his ex-wife Amber Heard, the studio is long reputed for quickly disassociating itself from drama.
In 2018, Johnny Deep filed a $50 million lawsuit against ex-wife and actress, Amber Heard for character defamation after she wrote an op-ed on Washington Post implying he’d violently abused her both physically and emotionally during their marriage.
The suit claimed Disney dropped Johnny Depp four days after the op-ed hit the tabloids.
The duo was married for a short stint of 18months divorced in 2016 and has been engaged in a long, bitter legal battle since then.
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News of Johnny Depp removal from Pirate of The Caribbean franchise has been greeted with outrage from fans of the actor.
Many have predicted the new reboot without Depp would be a massive flop
Johnny Depp made Pirates of the Caribbean, not vice versa. Disney can shove their reboot up their a*s cause no one is gonna watch it. It will be one of their biggest flops and I can’t wait to see them lose all that money.
— Marta ♏🌿 (@xdiordepp) May 5, 2020
Give Johnny Depp and the world Captain Jack Sparrow back! It is because of him that the franchise is so loved and popular. He made so many people happy with the films and visiting children in hospitals. Give this diamond back! #JusticeForJohnnyDepp #NoJohnnyNoPirates pic.twitter.com/KH0rHQ3e7N
— Support Johnny Depp (@MyGrindelwald) May 6, 2020
Without Johnny Depp, I ain’t seeing any shitty pirate of the Caribbean…
— Obavic. PharmD (@Obavicity) May 6, 2020
Amber Heard had inferred Depp beat her up, inflicting injuries on her in the Washington Post op-ed.
However, the narrative changed when new evidence including audio clips showed that Heard had been the abuser.
”I’m sorry that I didn’t, uh, uh, hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you’re not punched,” the Aquaman star was heard saying to Depp, attempting to downplay her outburst an evening before.
Fans are now asking why Johnny Depp is still being subjected to cancel culture given the new evidence showing he’s not the abuser.
See tweets below
Now that Johnny Depp has come out with the receipts I’ve noticed a lot of ya’ll have stayed quiet about Amber Heard’s toxic abuse yet you had no problem ruining Depp’s career in an instant? K.
— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) May 4, 2020
1) emotionally abused Johnny Depp
2) isolated him from his friends
3) withheld his medications
4) physically abused him
5) shat on his bed
6) threw his phone and wallet off the balcony
7) falsely accused him#JusticeForJohnnyDepp#AmberHeardIsAnAbuser
— and i- (@chalametsoph) May 5, 2020
People have been real quiet since Johnny Depp turned out to be innocent after ruining his career
— NIS (@nisrinasbia7) May 6, 2020
Meanwhile, there’s talk of Disney looking to go an unconventional way with the sixth movie of the franchise. They’re reportedly considering casting a female lead role and are already in talks with Avengers-endgame and Jumanji star Karen Gilad.
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is one of the most financial successes of all time. The five films have grossed over $4.5 billion at the worldwide box office.
The last movie Dead Men Tell No Tales ended up making $794.1M worldwide for the studio.
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