Johnny Depp has 'no interest in Hollywood' after being 'blindly dropped' from major franchises
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A friend claiming to be close to Johnny Depp says the star has 'no interest in Hollywood' anymore.
Speculation has ramped up in recent days after Disney bosses revealed they haven't ruled out a return for Jack Sparrow, Depp's iconic The Pirates of the Caribbean character.
When asked directly if the controversial star would be part of that new chapter, Disney Studios Motion Picture Production president Sean Bailey said they were 'noncommittal at this point'.
That was taken as the door being left ajar to allow a return to the franchise for Depp after he won his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard in last year's bitter courtroom battle.
But, even though Disney might be keeping their options open, friends of Depp told the Daily Mail he has already made up his mind about his future.
They claim Depp has blacklisted the Mouse House and is still seething after he was cut loose from the franchise due to Heard's accusations.
"They blind dropped him even though Amber had lied her a** off," the source told the Mail Online.
Another source added: "He says he isn't interested in speaking someone else's words. He is interested in authentic expression of himself, through art and music at the moment.
"He's got no interest in Hollywood at all."
However, a different source has told The Mirror US that Depp isn't holding a vendetta against Disney.
"This is completely inaccurate and comes from an unreliable source," they explained to the outlet.
"People are just making things up about Johnny at this point, trying to capitalise off the anniversary of the trial to fill blank space for news."
Even though the article didn't name him directly, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor proved a 2018 article written by Heard was defamatory.
He was awarded $15 million (AU $20.7 million, £12 million) by a jury, which was later capped at $10.35 million by Judge Penny Azcarate.
In a separate verdict, Heard was awarded $2 million (AU $2.7 million, £1.5 million) in damages in a counterclaim against her ex over defamatory comments made by his lawyer Adam Waldman, who referred to her abuse claims as a 'hoax'.
Johnny Depp was approached for comment.