Disney has refused to allow the 57-year-old American actor to make an appearance in the upcoming installment.
The descent into hell continues for Johnny Depp. The 57-year-old American actor will definitely not be returning in the sequel Pirates of the Caribbean. According to a survey by Hollywood Reporter , Disney would have refused that Johnny Depp make a cameo (a fleeting appearance) there. He had already been landed and replaced from the saga Fantastic Beasts after losing his libel case against the English tabloid The Sun which revealed his behavior of violent husband towards Amber Heard. But according to the Hollywood Reporter, the judicial decision would not be the only cause.
During the filming in Australia of the fifth part of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), Johnny Depp allegedly swallowed eight ecstasy pills in one mouthful and then embarked on a vendetta against Amber Heard. The point of no return comes when Johnny Depp has to be brought back to Los Angeles to have his fingertip amputated. Production was forced to stop for two weeks, costing Disney $ 350,000 a day.
When the actor claims that Amber Heard threw a bottle of alcohol at him, injuring his finger, producer Jerry Bruckheimer claims he “got his finger stuck in a car door“. The case too much for Disney who had already given up on bringing back Johnny Depp in the saga Pirates of the Caribbean, without severing ties. A court case later, and the sentence is final. Despite Jerry Bruckheimer’s desire to bring the actor back for a simple appearance in the next installment, Disney refuses.
The sixth Pirates of the Caribbean, still without a release date, will see Margot Robbie (Birds of Prey, The Wolf of Wall Street, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) to play the main character of this reboot with a 100% female cast. The two directors Ted Elliott and Craig Mazin (producer of the series Chernobyl) are already working on the film alongside British screenwriter Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey, Bumblebee).