It looks like Johnny Depp might be reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow after all.
A new report shared that a source “close to Disney bosses and Depp himself” shared that the actor has appeared for filming in the U.K. for a “top secret” project planned to be the next installment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
The news, still unconfirmed, comes shortly after the announcement of Disney’s previous Pirates project, which was set to star Margot Robbie in a new lead role, would be canceled.
Disney Fanatic reported that Depp admitted during his legal fight with ex-wife Amber Heard that Disney could not convince him to return to the role for even $300 million. However, immediately after his victory, speculation spread that he and the Mouse House could make amends after all.
The full insider report reads as follows:
“Johnny is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow and is scheduled to start filming at the beginning of February at a top secret location in the UK.
“Everything is in the early stages and there is still no director attached to the project, which is being called A Day At The Sea.
“Johnny is expected to do a test shoot in early February before the production gets fully underway.
“A call sheet has been distributed among those in the know.
“Bruce Hendricks, who worked on the first three films, is named as the Executive Producer on the new project.
“All the other details are being kept under lock and key. The whole project is shrouded in secrecy and Disney want to keep everything under wraps as best they can.”
Depp first appeared as Captain Jack Sparrow in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and then reprised the role in subsequent films Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End, On Stranger Tides, and Dead Men Tell No Tales.
It should be noted at this time that these are unconfirmed reports at the time of this article’s publication and should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to monitor this story and will update our readers as more confirmed developments come to light.