Johnny Depp Will Return as Captain Jack Sparrow?

By: Thomas Blade

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Johnny Depp (58) continues to celebrate his victory in court against Amber Heard (36) on stage. Also on Thursday, he supported Jeff Beck (77) at his concert.

While Depp said nothing about his just-concluded trial, Beck took a stand by announcing his guest musician with the words: “What a verdict. What a verdict.” Depp played for 30 minutes, including “What’s Going On?” by Marvin Gaye (1939-1984) or “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).

Album coming in July

It was already the third show of Depp and Jeff Beck since Monday. On Wednesday, the two are also said to have celebrated Depp’s victory in court in a pub in Newcastle. Depp will continue to accompany the guitarist through the UK on his tour, according to “People”.

The musical plans are not over: In July, the two will release a joint album, which the British guitarist announced on stage with the words: “I met this guy five years ago and since then we haven’t stopped laughing. We actually made an album together. I don’t know how that happened. It’s coming in July.”

Insiders convinced of “Pirates of the Caribbean” comeback

Depp had released a statement in the Virginia courtroom after the verdict, saying he was happy to have his life back and looked forward to “a new chapter.” This new chapter could also include Depp’s return to “Pirates of the Caribbean”, a former Disney manager told “People”: “After the verdict, I am absolutely convinced that ‘Pirates’ is ready for a reboot with Johnny as Captain Jack back on board.” There would simply be too much “potential box office gold” for the popular figure.

Disney has not commented on this since the ruling. Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer (78) recently did not rule out a comeback of the actor to the franchise. Of a possible return, he said: “The future has not yet been decided.”

Heard probably wants to appeal

Amber Heard published a post in the Washington Post in 2018 in which she reported that she had been a victim of domestic violence. She didn’t mention Johnny Depp’s name at the time. Nevertheless, the actor sued his ex-wife for $50 million in damages. The jury now determined that the actress should pay damages totaling $ 15 million to Depp. Her lawyer announced that she would appeal the verdict.

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