A former , saying that he predicts Depp will return to the Pirates of the trial verdict . has spoken out following the
According to People, a former executive with Studios has come forward following Wednesday’s verdict reveal in the v. , saying that he sees a return of Depp to one of his most iconic roles: that of in Disney’s Pirates of the .
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“There is just too much potential box-office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded in the Disney culture,” said the former Studios executive in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, speaking about ‘s reprisal of his legendary role in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean , following his victory against his ex-wife in his suit.
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On Wednesday afternoon, the foreman for the jury in the Depp-Heard trial read aloud the verdict in what some have called “the trial of the century.”
Depp effectively won his defame Depp and damage his career and potential earnings, but also that she did so intentionally, “with malice.” suit against Heard after six long weeks of testimony in a Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Virginia, proving to the jury that not only did
The jury awarded Heard was awarded $2 million in compulsatory damages and no punitive damages. $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Heard won a single claim in her countersuit, though it was based on statements made by Depp’s former attorney Adam Waldman.
Though the jury in the Depp-Heard trial has spoken, the jury in the court of Hollywood approval is still out on whether, when, and how Depp’s career might make a comeback following the recent trial. But this former Depp- comeback. firmly believes in a
“With [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer riding high on the massive success of Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick, there is a huge appetite for bringing back bankable Hollywood stars in massively popular franchises,” the insider adds.
But another Hollywood insider whose resume includes work on the Pirates of the ‘s name, and Robbie has been eyed for a role in the . films told People that it is “not very likely” that Depp would be back in the sixth Pirates film. The insider dropped
Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the , recently told The Sunday Times that there are currently two . in development: one starring and one without Robbie
The insider also estimates that a sixth installment in the ‘s] daughter and likely have a cameo with him as a test.” likely won’t debut until 2025 and says “I would think they make Robbie [
From the stand, Studios. Depp said he had become “guilty until proven innocent.” He further testified that he wouldn’t work with Disney again, even if the Studios offered him a contract that included “$300 million and one million alpacas.” (Hence the constant talk about alpacas.) testified about the parting of ways between himself and
Yet another Hollywood insider is sure Depp “will work again,” saying that he feels that “someone will give him a chance.” The insider expounded on that, saying that Depp “is very likable and very talented; a studio will just have to gauge and see it worth the risk and value, but he also won public opinion. He gained a whole new fan base through this and, yes, he will be back.”
In addition to losing his role as in the Pirates of the , Depp also lost his role in the . . For his role as Grindelwald in : The Secrets of Dumbledore, Depp was replaced by .
The film premiered in April 2022 with the lowest box office numbers of any part of the Harry Potter .