Jerry Bruckheimer appears to want to collaborate with Johnny Depp again.
The Hollywood Reporter inquired of the film’s producer whether Depp was “someone a studio like Disney would put front and centre again in a Pirates sequel?”
“You’d have to check with them. “I can’t answer that,” Bruckheimer, who produced “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, said. “I have no idea. I’d love to cast him in the film. He’s a friend and a fantastic actor, and it’s unfortunate that our private lives infiltrate everything we do.”
In their separate lawsuits against each other, a jury in June found both Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard liable for defamation. The jury awarded Depp significantly more damages, regarded as a legal victory for the actor.
Depp sued Heard for defamation in connection with an op-ed he wrote for the Washington Post in 2018. Heard described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse” in the article. Though Depp’s name was not mentioned in the article, he claimed it cost him acting roles, including a possible role in a sixth “Pirates” film.
Bruckheimer spoke to The Times in May, while the highly publicised trial was still ongoing, about whether Depp would return.