Johnny Depp reveals that hes never actually watched Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl. Released in 2003 the first Pirates of the Caribbean was a hit with fans and kick started a multi billionaire dollar franchise. Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl introduced audiences to Depps mischievous pirate Captain Jack Sparrow a beloved character that would go on to appear in all four of the movies sequels the most recent of which Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales was released in 2017.Talk of a sixth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been ongoing since before the fifth but no update has been shared on the project for quite some time. The development of a sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film has also potentially been complicated by Depps recent legal troubles. The 58 year old actors tumultuous marriage with ex wife Amber Heard has long been the subject of headlines and the vicious back and forth between the two actors has now moved to the courtroom with Depp suing Heard for defamation to the tune of 50 million dollars.
As shared in a new tweet from Matthew Belloni founder of Puck News Depps testimony in court against Heard included a surprising admission hes never seen Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl. Belloni calls the admission a baller move and highlights that Depp was nominated for Best Actor Oscar for his role as Sparrow at the 2004 Academy Awards. Check out Bellonis tweet belowDepps admission comes after Jared Letos recent claims that he hasnt seen one of his own movies in over 22 years. Depp of course has previously gone on record about his dislike of watching his movies and joins the likes of Meryl Streep Joaquin Phoenix Javier Bardem and Reese Witherspoon all actors who make a habit of avoiding their films. While it may seem curious that the actor didnt watch a movie for which he was nominated for an Oscar Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl would seem to be but one in a long line of Depps movies that he has not seen.
It remains to be seen how Depps current legal troubles will impact the future of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Still its increasingly unlikely that audiences will see Depp return as Captain Jack Sparrow. With a spinoff supposedly in development with Margot Robbie attached to star the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise may have to learn to survive without Depps involvement. It might be a good thing for the franchise to get a fresh start as many fans consider the later installments to be noticeably worse than Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl and the other two original trilogy films.