(PresidentialHill.com)- Arrgh! Johnny Depp’s comeback to the “Pirates” movie series was just a hopeful mirage.
Depp is reportedly not in discussions with Disney to resume his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, despite an entertainment report that circulated last week saying there were plans for a new film.
According to reports, a Depp spokeswoman refuted claims that the actor is negotiating a $300 million agreement to star in a sixth “Pirates” movie.
According to Poptopic, an inside source was said to be aware of a working deal. The insider claimed that the studio has already written up a screenplay for a movie on Jack Sparrow so they are very hopeful that Johnny would forgive them and return to his legendary role.
Reports show that at his defamation trial against Amber Heard, Depp’s legal team claimed that his ex-wife’s 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse was the reason he was fired from the series.
According to a media outlet, Amber Heard was detained for allegedly assaulting her ex-wife, Tasya Van Ree at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2009. Johnny Depp used the incident as evidence in his defamation lawsuit against Heard, who has long painted him as a domestic abuser in court and in front of the media.
Heard allegedly grabbed Van Ree’s hand and struck her after the two got into a fight at the airport. Van Ree called the police, according to a thorough formal declaration that Depp presented to the circuit court of Fairfax County, Virginia.
The declaration alleged that Ms. Heard lied about this domestic violence event when testifying under oath, claiming that the case was fabricated. It was dismissed right away as a result. Ms. Heard then attempted to downplay this domestic violence arrest to the public by saying the police officers were homophobic and misogynists.
But the arresting officer, lesbian activist Beverly Leonard, later posted on Facebook that she was neither homophobic nor sexist.
The jury determined that Heard had defamed Depp by accusing him in public of domestic abuse and awarded him $10.35 million in damages.