Disney has yet to provide any positive news about Johnny Depp’s potential return to “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
The highly anticipated annual D23 event in the United States successfully delivered the company’s most important news about upcoming film projects. Disney also provided some updates on the previously confirmed films.
Unfortunately, Depp’s fans did not hear anything about the franchise, and attendees only heard about the new MCU, Star Wars, and other Disney-produced films.
They appeared to be optimistic, especially after the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise’s big boss, Jerry Bruckheimer, revealed they were working on two scripts.
He told ComicBook.com:
“I’m very excited, it’s going to be terrific. We’re just working on the screenplay. One of the original writers, Ted Elliot, is helping write it. He has a great command of the characters.”
Fans expressed their disappointment over the lack of an announcement regarding the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise on social media.
Despite all fans’ wishes to see him wear his pirate costume again, Depp made it clear he would not ever accept a deal from Disney again.
For what it’s worth, when an Australian news outlet, Pop Topic, reported that he received a $301 million deal to reprise his Captain Jack Sparrow role, the internet went crazy. According to the publication, the company hoped Depp would forgive them and return to the franchise.
However, a representative for the actor told NBC News (via E! News) that the report was made up and that Depp had no plans to return. Another spokesperson for the actor told Radar Online that he does not want to wear the costume again.
These clarifications arrived after the “Edward Scissorhands” actor informed the court during the defamation trial that he would not take the position again.
He expressed it was correct when he was asked:
“If Disney came to you with $300m dollars 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?”