Johnny Depp’s libel case may mean more trouble for his career

The trial of Johnny Depp’s high-profile case against The Sun has begun in the London high court. But although the actor only wants vindication out of it, it may mean more trouble for his career.

Johnny Depp’s libel trial against the publication that named him a wife-beater started this week. The 57-year-old actor aims to clean his reputation and name after Amber Heard’s allegations, but it may tarnish his image even more with all the information revealed.

The high-profile case of Johnny Depp

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the case may do more bad than good in the actor’s career.

He wants to prove that he never hurt his ex-wife, Amber Heard. He even insisted she’s the one who hurt and hit him instead. 

But despite his intent, it will be a lose-lose situation for him as details and evidence of the case will be made public.

“This is not a case about money. It is about vindication,” Johnny Depp’s lawyer said in the opening statement about the case, Game Spot noted.

Insiders believe it is far better for Johnny Depp to “not drag the controversy out” far longer as it may affect his career. 

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The planned Captain Jack Sparrow reference

In the newly announced Pirates of the Caribbean, which would be led by Margot Robbie, a source told THR that producer Jerry Bruckheimer wanted to acknowledge the iconic character of Captain Jack Sparrow.

However, Disney seemed to be a little hesitant about it due to the controversies Johnny Depp is still into.

Details about the new Pirates of the Caribbean remain under lock and key. However, there are reports that it will be different from the reboot version that the Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin will do.

The Pirates’ success because of Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp has played a lot of roles in the past. But, he will always be best known as Captain Jack Sparrow.

His excellent performance has played a big part in the franchise’s success. But did you know Disney didn’t want him on board in the beginning?

Screenrant noted that Sparrow was initially envisioned to be only a supporting character. The first movie was a success. So, it paved the way for him to have a much more significant role in the next installments.

At the time, Johnny Depp wanted to do a family movie. So when he heard Pirates of the Caribbean was in development, he surprised everyone with his first read-through. He based his performance on Keith Richards, who eventually played as Sparrow’s father in the film, which didn’t go well with Disney executives but still succeeded. 

Featured image used courtesy of Tinseltown/Shutterstock

 

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