After winning the case against ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp now has what he wanted: his "life back". Apparently, the actor already has a lot planned for it. In addition to an album, a comeback with "Pirates of the Caribbean" should not be ruled out.
Johnny Depp continues to celebrate his victory in court against Amber Heard on stage. He also supported Jeff Beck at his concert on Thursday. While Depp remained silent on his just-concluded trial, Beck took a stand by announcing his guest musician, "What a verdict. What a verdict." Depp performed 30 minutes, including "What's Going On?" by Marvin Gaye or "Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix.
It was Depp and Jeff Beck's third show since Monday. On Wednesday, the two are said to have celebrated Depp's court win at a pub in Newcastle. According to People magazine, Depp will continue to accompany the guitarist on his UK tour.
The musical plans don't end there: In July the two will release a joint album, which the British guitarist announced on stage with the words: "I met this guy five years ago and we haven't stopped laughing since. We actually made an album together. I don't know how that happened. It's coming out in July."
Depp released a statement in the Virginia courtroom after the verdict, saying he was glad to have his life back and was looking forward to "a new chapter." A former Disney exec told People that this new chapter could also include Depp's return to Pirates of the Caribbean: "After the verdict, I absolutely believe that 'Pirates' is worth a reboot with Johnny as Captain Jack is prepared again on board." There would simply be too much "potential box office gold" for the popular character.
Disney has not commented on this since the ruling. Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer recently didn't rule out the actor returning to the franchise. About a possible return, he said: "The future has not yet been decided." Johnny Depp testified at the trial that he would not work with Disney again even for $300 million and a million alpacas.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in damages for an article in the Washington Post in which she reported being a victim of domestic violence. His ex-wife was ultimately fined $10.35 million for defamation. Her lawyer announced that she would appeal the verdict.