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"Pirates of the Caribbean 6" without Johnny Depp for good: Disney sends Jack Sparrow into pirate retirement

There has been a lot of back and forth in the last few months and years: in 2019, the farewell to Johnny Depp and thus also to the pirate Jack Sparrow, who he embodied, seemed to have been decided. But in the middle of 2020 suddenly there were again signs of Depp's involvement in “Pirates of the Caribbean 6”.

The reliable Disney insider Skyler Shuler reported, for example, that Depp could be there, and "Pirates of the Caribbean" producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed that Depp could appear.

But even if Bruckheimer himself brought Depp into play (or at least kept him in the game) in May 2020, it had apparently been clear to Studio Disney for a long time that they no longer wanted to work with Depp.

No Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean 6"

Like the US industry magazine The Hollywood Reporter namely in a detailed background article about Depp's career implosion, Not only does Disney want nothing more to do with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star - even Bruckheimer has now renounced Depp, whom he had always defended.

"Disney had withdrawn from a 'Pirates of the Caribbean' future with Johnny Depp long before the trial, even though ties were never officially severed," he wrote Hollywood Reporter there about.

The trial that the industry magazine is referring to is the legal battle between Depp and the British tabloid The Sun, in which a British court found that Depp had mistreated his ex-wife Amber Heard, as did the British Sun had written.

As a direct result of this court decision, Depp already lost his role as Gellert Grindelwald in "Fantastic Beasts 3", and Jack Sparrow has now also been added. The difference, however, is: At Disney, however, they apparently did not wait for the outcome of the negotiation - probably also because the argument with Heard is just one of many other reasons not to want to work with Depp anymore.

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The Hollywood Reporter also cites the many other conflicts surrounding Depp, such as various disputes that the star wants to bring to court with numerous ex-employees and long-term friends in 2021.

But above all the financial risk around an obligation of the still very expensive dork (for "Fantastic Beasts 3" he supposedly gets 16 million dollars despite the exit) probably plays a decisive role. During the shooting of the fifth pirate film, a now legendary finger accident while being intoxicated with drugs resulted in a two-week, very expensive filming stop. At Disney, you shouldn't be interested in such stories ...

Even the producer no longer fights for Depp

While the Maushaus Depp has long been writing off, Bruckheimer recently hoped to accommodate Depp at least for a short appearance in the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" film (in addition to a sixth part, a completely new pirate adventure with Margot Robbie is in the works) and campaigned for it. But Disney didn't want to hear about that either.

And now even the influential producer is no longer fighting for his longtime friend and favorite actor. Because even the relationship with Bruckheimer, who in recent months has always been the last influential ally of Depp in Hollywood, is said to have broken up, like him Hollywood Reporter writes. For Bruckheimer, Depp was supposed to play the famous illusionist and magician Harry Houdini in an expensive glossy series. But nothing will come of that either.

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