(CNN) — Don’t expect Johnny Depp to return as Jack Sparrow on “Pirates of the Caribbean” anytime soon.
A representative for Depp has denied a recent report that the actor would be returning to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
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“This is a fabrication,” Depp’s spokesman told NBC News.
Also, Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, recently spoke with The Times about whether Depp would return.
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“Not at this time,” Bruckheimer said. “The future is yet to be decided.”
The producer confirmed in May 2022 that he is working on a sequel with a female lead.
“We’re talking to Margot Robbie,” he said. “We’re developing two ‘Pirates’ scripts: one with her and one without her.”
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The last movie was 2017’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
Libel lawsuits between Depp and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, recently concluded earlier this month, with Depp receiving more damages than Heard.
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