Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer said he would “love” Johnny Depp to come abet to the franchise.

Depp starred as Captain Jack Sparrow in five movies in the Pirates series, beginning with 2003’s The Curse of the Black Pearl and ending with 2017’s Needless Males Expose No Tales.

However, while a sixth entry is reportedly in pattern, Depp is no longer any longer eager with the franchise, having left amid the excessive-profile honest battle between himself and ex-wife Amber Heard.

Requested by The Hollywood Reporter whether or no longer Depp would possibly maybe well well furthermore lead a future Pirates instalment, Bruckheimer answered: “You’d must always ask [Disney]. I will be capable to’t solution that ask. I truly don’t know.”

He then added: “I would in reality like to grasp him in the film. He’s a friend, an excellent actor, and it’s dejected that non-public lives trot into all the pieces we set.”

Depp sued The Solar for defamation in 2018 after it printed an editorial describing him as a “wife beater”. A UK court docket ruled that the notify changed into once “considerably elegant”.

Earlier this year, Depp sued Heard in Virginia court docket for defamation, claiming that she had falsely implied he changed into once abusive in direction of her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed titled “I spoke up against sexual violence – and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to interchange”.

The jury ultimately ruled in favour of Depp, though also stumbled on in favour of Heard’s countersuit, all by which she claimed that Depp’s attorney had defamed her by describing her abuse allegations as a “hoax”.

Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ (Disney)

Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Needless Males Expose No Tales’ (Disney)

On Monday 19 December, Heard offered that she had settled the defamation case with Depp.

“After an unlimited deal of deliberation I grasp made a truly sophisticated possibility to decide the defamation case introduced against me by my ex-husband in Virginia,” she wrote on Instagram.

“It’s important for me to articulate that I by no manner chose this. I defended my truth and in doing so my life as I knew it changed into once destroyed. The vilification I grasp faced on social media is an amplified model of the ways all by which females are re-victimised once they come ahead.

“I grasp made no admission,” she persisted. “This is no longer an act of concession. There are no restrictions or gags with admire to my remark though-provoking ahead.”

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