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Is Johnny Depp Being Considered for 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Reboot? (Report)

Is Johnny Depp Being Considered for 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Reboot? (Report)

Rumors are swirling that Johnny Depp may be making a return to his famous Disney franchise.

According to a new report from We Got This Covered, the 56-year-old actor is being considered to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow.

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As it stands, the sixth film in the series is currently being penned by Craig Mazin and Ted Elliott, although little to no details are known yet about the plot.

The report claims that while Disney allegedly distanced from the actor at first amid his ongoing legal dispute with ex Amber Heard, “following a series of revelations in the court case between the two former spouses, we’re now hearing that the 56 year-old could be set to reprise his Academy Award-nominated signature role in the upcoming sixth movie.”

“According to our intel – which comes from the same sources that told us National Treasure 3 was in development last year, and that Disney was doing an Aladdin sequel well before it was officially announced – the recent turn of events in Depp’s legal battle and the overwhelming support from the public in his favor has some of the Mouse House executives now lobbying for his return behind the scenes. And given that these are the same sources who also said last year that the studio was doing a Bambi live-action remake, we’ve no reason to doubt them.”

The report also suggests that since Disney is looking for a lead female in the sixth movie, Johnny would play “more of a supporting role.”

The rumors also come on the heels of a recent Change.org petition demanding he return to the film franchise, which boasts over 170,000 signatures thus far.

The star was recently seen showing up to court in London for his ongoing libel tabloid lawsuit. Here’s what’s happened with that case so far…

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