Johnny Depp has already made it clear that he has no plans of returning as Jack Sparrow even if Disney decides to bring him back to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Now, the former Fantastic Beasts star has revealed why he was so disappointed with the studio's decision to remove him from Pirates of the Caribbean 6. According to Depp, he had wanted his character to get a "proper goodbye" considering how important Jack was to the film series.
Back in 2018, it was revealed that Johnny Depp had been fired from the planned Pirates of the Caribbean 6. According to Disney, the project would be a reboot of the franchise that will not feature Jack Sparrow. However, it is believed that Depp was fired by Disney after the messy divorce from Amber Heard who alleged that Depp abused her throughout their relationship.
Johnny Depp recently addressed the possibility of reprising his role in another Pirates of the Caribbean project during the ongoing trial against Amber Heard. After Heard's attorney brought up an article reporting that Depp was fired from the film before Heard's op-ed was published, Depp was then asked to confirm that he is refusing to work with Disney again.
"That is true, Mr. Rottenborn," Depp replied to the attorney.
In a recent redirect examination, Depp’s attorney Jessica Meyers tried to establish that Depp was still interested in working on another Pirates of the Caribbean film in late 2018.
“My feeling was that these characters should be able to have their proper goodbye,” Depp testified on Monday. “There’s a way to end a franchise like that… I planned on continuing until it was time to stop.”
In late 2018, it was revealed that Depp had been fired by Disney from the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film. The studio intends to pursue the project as a reboot without Jack Sparrow.