Fans have been yearning to see Johnny Depp in new movies since his lawsuit with his ex-wife Amber Heard ended. The actor was at the center of media attention for a while due to allegations of physical abuse. But although Depp came out of the court battle victorious, the messy public fight took a toll on his career as he was dropped from projects like Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts. However, Depp is seeking to regain his reputation as a talented actor with some new projects. Here is the latest on Johnny Depp, including projects he featured in this year.
What Movie Has Depp Featured in This Year?
The most recent of Johnny Depp’s movies is Jeanne Du Barry. The historical drama film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2023 and featured Depp and Maïwenn as the leading characters. The movie tells the story of a young woman trying to climb the ranks of her social sphere using her mind and sexuality. In Jeanne Du Barry, Depp portrayed King Louis XV, the king whom Maïwenn’s character had eyes on. Unfortunately, the movie didn’t receive the best reviews from the attendees and did poorly at the Box Office. However, critics praised Depp’s performance, with the actor receiving a standing ovation from the crowd.
For now, no one knows if the movie will be released in the United States. But if it is, it will be a big moment for Depp’s fans, who have been waiting for his return to the big screen.
What Upcoming Movie Is Depp Working On?
Sadly, the latest on Johnny Depp doesn’t involve him taking on any acting roles. However, the Hollywood icon will be stepping into the directorial chair for the first time in 25 years, as he will direct Modi. The film is based on the play by Dannie McIntyre and centers around the life of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani. The film will tell the story of the icon, his time in Paris during the early 1990s, and the legacy he left behind. Fans should expect the best as the cast features some big names, including The Godfather star Al Pacino. For now, there is not much information about the release date but filming will begin in Budapest between September and October 2023.
Will Johnny Depp Return to Pirates of the Caribbean?
As fans look forward to Johnny Depp’s new movies, many hope the actor will return as Captain Jack Sparrow for the sixth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean. However, it is highly unlikely that the actor will return to the franchise, as he made it clear during his court battle with Heard. The 60-year-old told Heard’s lawyer during the trial that even if Disney came to him with $300 million, he would never return to the franchise. Still, fans remain hopeful that Depp will have a change of heart. Only time will tell if he does so.