Although there were certain rumors that Johnny Depp might return to a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, it seems that Disney has already dismissed that idea completely.
The relationship between Disney and the actor Johnny Depp is very curious, since he was hired to play Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean adventure that recreated one of the great attractions of its theme parks.
In the middle of the filming, the directors were very scared because they didn't understand the nuances the actor had given to his famous character. Is he drunk all the time? Is he gay? Is he crazy? Disney pressed for something more conventional and the actor, instead of accepting it, followed his instinct and gave them an unforgettable performance. In fact, he was even nominated for an Oscar (that year Sean Penn won for Mystic River). After a collection of more than 654 million dollars, they came to release 5 films in total.
Now things have changed a lot at Disney. The Pirates of the Caribbean saga has given symptoms of exhaustion and they want to restart the story. But there has been much speculation about these new adventures, since the new protagonist will be Margot Robbie or that Johnny Depp will return as Jack Sparrow.
But it seems that Disney doesn't want to count on the actor anymore and they have decided that he won't come back. Something that does not seem to matter much to Johnny Depp, because since the shooting of the first film, the clash with the film studio has been constant. Although curiously they have counted on him more times, as in the two films of Alice in Wonderland.
His judgments have had an important weight in the decision.
Actor Johnny Depp is in the middle of a long legal process against his ex-wife Amber Heard and it seems that this may affect his film career. For now, the doors at Disney have closed. Although it seems that Warner Bros. is still betting on him and we can see him as Gellert Grindelwald in the "Fantastic beasts and where to find them" saga.