When in 2018 Amber Heard published the column in The Washington Post that left Johnny Depp as an abusive husband, not only the actor’s reputation fell apart, but his career and, especially, the support of Disney seemed to sink without remedy.
However, in recent days it emerged in the European media that Disneyland Paris once again used the image of Johnny Depp, characterized as the character of Captain Jack Sparrow, in a show of lights and fireworks.
Now that the Virginia court has agreed with Johnny and that this legal victory has allowed him to start cleaning up his public image, this “gesture” by Disney could mean that the studio is giving a change of direction and recognizes the weight and value money that the 59-year-old star represents for the saga.
CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW SHINING ON THE DISNEYLAND PARIS CASTLE ?☠️ pic.twitter.com/PIJvv8oFAU
— Elisa (@deppressead) June 18, 2022
The truth is that during the trial that Johnny Depp undertook against his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation, the actor said that for nothing in the world, “not even for 300 million dollars“, he would work with Disney again in a movie of “Pirates of the Caribbean“.
However, in early June, People published that a former Disney executive “predicted” that the actor would bring his iconic character back to life, due to the enormous box office potential that his return to the franchise would represent.
According to the publication, the former studio executive who consulted People anonymously assured that Disney could ask Johnny “to return soon” to the saga.
“I absolutely believe, after the verdict, that Pirates… is set to reboot with Johnny as Captain Jack Sparrow back on board. There is too much box office potential for a character so deeply loved and ingrained in Disney culture“, the source said. to People.
thinking about johnny depp as captain jack sparrow ❤️? pic.twitter.com/WDyrhZ5BiO
— am (@deppsamarrx) June 12, 2022