Johnny Depp

The British edition of The Sun has reported that Johnny Depp is preparing to return to the role of Jack Sparrow five years after the premiere of the last film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise to date. With reference to film industry insiders, the tabloid reports on the upcoming test shooting, which should take place in February in the UK.

According to the publication, the working title of the upcoming film is A Day At The Sea (“Day at the Sea”).

“While the work is at an early stage, the project does not even have a director yet,” the source said. According to his information, after trial shooting with Depp, the location of which is kept in the strictest confidence, a full-fledged filming process will begin. Other details, according to an insider, Disney will also hide for as long as possible. He only knows that Bruce Hendrix, who worked on the first three films of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, could become the producer of the film.

Shortly after the news was published, another British publication, the Daily Mail, wrote that he also had an insider familiar with the situation, and he denied information about Johnny’s return .

Depp last appeared on screen as Jack Sparrow in the 2017 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. After that, according to media reports, Disney management decided that the project had become obsolete and it needed a new breath. There were rumors that Captain Jack Sparrow could be replaced with a female character, in particular, the candidacy of Margot Robbie was called. The actress herself later confirmed in an interview: there were such ideas, but over time, the studio’s interest in this idea faded.

As for Depp, his career has suffered in recent years due to scandals with ex-wife Amber Heard: she accused him of domestic violence , because of which Depp’s reputation was seriously damaged. In connection with this story, the actor lost his role in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise and stopped receiving new offers. On the big screen, he last appeared in 2020 – in the film “The Great”. Johnny complained last summer that he was ” boycotted ” in Hollywood. After Depp managed to prove that some of the accusations from Hurd were false , his business went uphill . So, at the beginning of this year, it was announced that the actor would soon return to the cinema .: he starred in the historical film Jeanne Dubarry by the French filmmaker Maiwenn. The premiere date has not yet been announced.