Johnny Depp Says Disney Cut Him From Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise ‘To Be Safe’

April 22, 2022

The ongoing defamation trial between Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard continues to reveal more insight (via Variety) into the behind-the-scenes goings-on of franchise filmmaking, with proceedings revealing that Disney likely wanted to drop him from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies before Heard’s op-ed alluding to her abuse claims had even been published. While under questioning, Depp stated that the studio removed him from Pirates of the Caribbean 6 days after Heard’s article.

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