Margot Robbie's Canceled 'Pirates' Film Fuels Johnny Depp Return Speculation

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It's been a rough couple of years for Johnny Depp whose Hollywood career was seemingly on the brink of destruction. 2022 proved to be pivotal for the 59-year-old star and after winning the defamation case he filed against ex-spouse Amber Heard, things suddenly became a lot more promising for his personal and professional life.

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As it stands, we still don't know what Depp's next Hollywood endeavor will be but he's reportedly gearing up for a major return to acting. A few months back, rumors circulated that he's been offered a whopping $301 million deal to return as Jack Sparrow in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean project. While the report was later debunked, that didn't stop fans from continuously demanding the House of Mouse of reinstate him, years after he was unceremoniously fired from the Pirates franchise.

In a shocking turn of developments, Margot Robbie revealed that her Pirates of the Caribbean project which has long been rumored to serve as an all-female reboot has been scrapped. According to the Australian star, Disney has pulled the plug on the film which has been in development since 2020.

The surprising news led many to believe that Depp will once again take his place as the face of the Pirates franchise. What do you think? Check out some of the Twitter reactions below:

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While Disney has yet to officially confirm the cancelation of Robbie's Pirates project, this doesn't mean that the production company is dropping the beloved franchise which has been a hot commodity for them since its inception nearly 20 years ago. Now, whether or not they're bringing Depp back remains to be seen but with the actor being cleared of his controversies, it seems like a possibility.

That said, every film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is available to stream on Disney+.