Johnny Depp and Disney have quite the interesting past.
After decades of working together and nearly a dozen films, the two parties are currently at an impasse in terms of reuniting. Fans have begged both Disney and Johnny Depp to have the actor return to play his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Outside of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Johnny Depp has also starred in several other Disney blockbusters, including Alice in Wonderland (2010) Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), Into the Woods (2014), and of course, The Lone Ranger (2013).
With all the discussions surrounding Depp and Disney continuing to remain prominent, a video recently resurfaced showing Johnny Depp on the set of The Lone Ranger nearly being trampled by a horse.
The actor is heard joking with the film’s director Gore Verbinski, hilariously saying: “Can I tell you what the positive thing is? That my coccyx didn’t take it. Chicks dig a broken bone.”
Will Johnny Depp return to Disney?
Of course, plenty of rumors surround the future of Depp and Captain Jack Sparrow.
Pirates of the Caribbean Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has shared in multiple interviews that there were two scripts being developed for the sixth installment of the franchsie.
One of the scripts, which involved Margot Robbie playing the lead role, has been put on the backburner for the time being. The other is a little more mysterious.
There have been reports that Disney is looking at a younger cast, and that the company could be considering having a film starring Keira Knightley (Elizabeth Swann Turner) and Orlando Bloom (Will Turner) with their own adventure, picking up with where the end credits left off in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
The likelihood of Johnny Depp returning? We wouldn’t peg it as “impossible,” but it might be right next to that.
Depp has already stated that he wouldn’t return to Disney for $300 million and the company– as well as the entire Hollywood industry– has seemingly blackballed the actor because of the allegations brought forth by ex-wife Amber Heard. Though Depp got a positive verdict against Amber Heard in the defamation trial last summer, most Hollywood insiders have indicated that the production studios aren’t interested in bringing back Johnny Depp.
Can things change? Absolutely. But, for now, the chances of a reunion look rather bleak.
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