Johnny Depp might reprise his iconic position as Captain Jack Sparrow within the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, a former Disney govt has predicted.
The daring declare follows the actor’s enormous win towards ex-wife Amber Heard, within the former couple’s extremely publicised defamation regulation go well with.
This week, a jury unanimously discovered that Depp was defamed by Heard’s op-ed titled, “I spoke up towards sexual violence – and confronted our tradition’s wrath. That has to alter”.
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Heard should pay Depp a complete of $US15 million ($20.8 million) in damages, the jury determined. However because of her counterclaims, the jury mentioned Depp should pay Heard $US2 million ($2.78 million).
Through the trial, Depp informed the court docket he misplaced out on a $22.5 million deal for a sixth Pirates film after the op-ed was printed.
“After the op-ed, it was unattainable to get him a studio movie,” expertise agent Jack Whigham testified
On account of the beneficial final result for Depp, the previous Disney govt informed Folks the actor is as soon as once more a “bankable Hollywood star” and expressed his opinion that he might make a comeback on the Pirates of the Caribbean.
“I completely imagine post-verdict that Pirates is primed for rebooting with Johnny as Captain Jack again on board,” the supply mentioned.
“There may be simply an excessive amount of potential box-office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded within the Disney tradition.”
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Nonetheless, Depp himself dismissed any rumours that he would seem in a sixth Pirates of Caribbean movie.
Through the cross-examination course of throughout the defamation trial, Heard’s lawyer, Ben Rottenborn requested, “The very fact is, Mr Depp, if Disney got here to you with $US300 million and one million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to return and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean movie? Right?”
In response, Depp mentioned, “That’s true.”
Following the decision, Depp expressed his gratitude writing, “Six years in the past, my life, the lifetime of my youngsters, the lives of these closest to me, and in addition, the lives of the individuals who for a lot of, a few years have supported and believed in me had been eternally modified.”
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“Six years later, the jury gave me my life again. I’m really humbled,” he continued.
“From the very starting, the objective of bringing this case was to disclose the reality, whatever the final result. Talking the reality was one thing that I owed to my youngsters and to all those that have remained steadfast of their assist of me. I really feel at peace realizing I’ve lastly achieved that.”
Depp thanked his fanbase for his or her assist and kindness within the assertion, in addition to Choose Penney Azcarate, the seven jurors, court docket workers and the court docket sheriffs.
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