Disney Looking To Bring Johnny Depp Back For ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 6’

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2011 file photo, U.S. actors Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard arrive for the European premiere of their film, "The Rum Diary," in London. Heard says she doesn’t blame the jury that awarded Depp more than $10 million after a contentious six-week libel trial in her first post-verdict interview. She told Savannah Guthrie of “Today” in a clip aired Monday that she understood how the jury reached its conclusion and said Depp is a “beloved character and people feel they know him.” (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

In what could be a very smart business decision for Disney, they might be bringing back one of their most beloved and popular characters on the big screen.

Daniel Richtman is reporting that the head honchos over at Disney are very interested in having Johnny Depp back as Captain Jack Sparrow, in a supporting role, for the 6th ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie.

This is surprising news given that Disney has tried to steer far away from Depp in recent years, and the actor himself hasn’t shown much interest in returning as Captain Jack Sparrow, especially after the mouse house originally canned him.

If you remember, Disney fired Depp from the franchise shortly after Amber Heard’s Washington Post op-ed which — falsely? — accused him of spousal abuse. Depp vowed to never work with Disney again after that.

Then, out of thin air, last year, “Pirates of the Caribbean” producer Jerry Bruckheimer told AP Entertainment that he was “working on” a potential Johnny Depp return to the franchise and a screenplay was being written for it.

A few months later, word came in that Craig Mazin, show creator of “Chernobyl” and “The Last Of Us”, was co-writing the screenplay with original ‘Pirates’ scribe, Ted Elliot.

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