Johnny Depp’s Team Once Again Confirms That He Is NOT Returning For ‘Pirates 6’

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Another day, another rumor that actor Johnny Depp is preparing to return to Disney to work on a new Pirates of the Caribbean film. Just before Thanksgiving, stories began to circulate that Depp was on a call sheet for the sixth film in the franchise. The articles even reported that the film had a name — Pirates of the Caribbean: A Day at the Sea.

However, Depp’s team has come out again and confirmed that the actor has no plans to return to the Disney family.

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According to The Sun, a Disney insider had reached out to them with more information on the upcoming film.

Insiders said the working title of the new film, being made by Disney, was A Day At The Sea.

A source said: “Johnny is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow and is scheduled to start filming at the beginning of February at a top secret location in the UK.

“Everything is in the early stages and there is still no director attached to the project, which is being called A Day At The Sea.

“Johnny is expected to do a test shoot in early February before the production gets fully underway.

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However, when The Daily Mail reached out to Depp’s team to confirm that the article from The Sun was legitimate, they were told that Depp was not in fact working on the new film.

The news of Depp’s alleged return came just days after Margot Robbie confirmed that her Pirates of the Caribbean film at Disney was no longer happening. Robbie said that a story had been in the works for a while — with her taking on the lead role — but, ultimately, Disney decided that they didn’t want to pursue the project anymore, much to Robbie’s disappointment.

Margot Robbie

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Fans of Depp have been demanding his return to the franchise since Disney dropped him a couple of years ago. The move came after Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard accused him of domestic abuse. Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard, and Heard countersued for $100 million — with Depp ultimately being awarded more than $10 million.

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During the defamation trial, Depp said that he was supposed to be in Pirates of the Caribbean 6, but Heard’s claims caused him to be let go from the movie, which cost him an estimated $22 million. He also said that, after the way Disney had treated him, he wouldn’t return to the House of Mouse, even if they offered him $300 million and 1 million alpacas.

There have also been recent reports that Dylan O’Brien was in talks with Disney to come into the Pirates franchise.

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