Johnny Depp may ‘return’ to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for a sixth movie, a former Disney executive has claimed.
According to People, the unnamed source has said that there’s a ‘huge appetite’ for bringing back old Hollywood stars, including the 58-year-old.
They reportedly told the outlet: “I absolutely believe post-verdict that Pirates is primed for rebooting with Johnny as Captain Jack back on board.
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“There is just too much potential box-office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded in the Disney culture.”
However, when on the stand during the trial, he claimed he would never appear in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise ever again.
When his ex-wife’s lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, asked him: “The fact is, Mr Depp, if Disney came to you with $300million and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film? Correct?”
He responded: “That is true, Mr Rottenborn.”
Depp went on to admit that he’s never seen the first movie of the franchise, which is titled Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of Black Pearl.
“I didn’t see it,” he confessed. “But I believe that the film did pretty well, apparently, and they wanted to keep going, making more and I was fine to do that.”
He also told jurors that the character ‘could get away with things’ he could never because ‘it was a cartoon’.
Depp explained: “Captain Jack Sparrow can do things that I could never do.
“He could say things that I could never say. So it was for me, a way to stretch the parameters of a character and take a risk in doing that.”
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