He was once the leading and most-wanted actor of Hollywood. But now, he is cast only in rumours. After Amber Heard, Coronavirus is hampering Johnny Depp’s career.
While a week ago, it seemed Johnny Depp was coming back to Hollywood with a bang, it seems that the actor is still jobless. According to popular reports and rumours (that mysteriously caught fire around the same time), Johnny Depp was being eyed for the roles of both Jack Sparrow and Joker. But the reports died down even before fans could take in the joy of their favourite actor coming back to the silver screen.
- Johnny Depp is neither Joker nor Jack Sparrow
- Johnny Depp’s career is Heard-broken and hampered due to coronavirus
- What’s in the future for Johnny Depp?
Initially, his career was shadowed by the legal fight with Amber Heard. Now, as Hollywood is on a virtual shutdown due to coronavirus, things do not seem too positive for Johnny Depp.
Johnny Depp is neither Joker nor Jack Sparrow, he is Jobless
‘Johnny Depp is returning as Jack Sparrow’, and ‘Johnny Depp being eyed for Joker’ were the headlines that broke the internet as March took over 2020. But while all the words in the upcoming rumor-reports are still the same, the facts are too.
Last week, We Got This covered reported that Johnny Depp might be cast as Joker in ‘The Batman Trilogy’ opposite Robert Pattinson. This piece of rumour caught fire as Johnny Depp has been fans’ choice to play Joker’s role for a long time. Not only this, but it was also a relief from the news of his tedious legal battle against Amber Heard.
If that was not enough, Johnny Depp was also rumoured to be re-cast in his iconic role, Jack Sparrow of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise. But none of the rumours turned into news. Has the Johnny Depp wave died down? After his last major role in ‘Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald’ has Johnny Depp turned jobless?
The internet has even started comparing the upcoming movie, ‘Jungle Cruise’, with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and claiming that Dwayne Johnson has replaced Johnny Depp. The legal battle with Amber Heard has really taken a toll on Johnny Depp’s career and it is probably the biggest reason that he is currently jobless. But that’s not all. Due to major production shutdowns amidst the spread of coronavirus, Johnny’s jobless tag seems to be lingering on to him.
What’s in the future for Johnny Depp?
As long as Johnny Depp’s career is shadowed with Amber Heard’s legal battle, it is highly unlikely that we will get to experience the actor we once knew. His characterization of Jack Sparrow, Mad Hatter, Willy Wonka, and many more were experiences to embrace and re-live. But will it be the same for Johnny Depp? His latest movie, Minamata, premiered on 21 February 2020. It will be after a long time that Johnny Deep gets in the shoes of a challenging role that might bring his acting skills to life on the silver screen.
Before this, Johnny Depp was virtually jobless when his movie ‘The Professor’ failed to meet fans’ expectations. It bagged just 10% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Icebreaker to the Jobless Spell of Johnny Depp
The next big movie that will pull out the jobless sticker from Johnny Depp’s career will be Fantastic Beasts 3. This movie will hit cinemas in 2021 if everything stays as per schedule amidst the spread of coronavirus. Thanks to the cliffhanger that Fantastic Beasts 2 signed off at, the third movie has gained a fan base which is impatiently waiting for the third. But the biggest ice-breaker for Johnny Depp’s virtually jobless tag will prove to be ‘King of The Jungle’.
King of The Jungle
This movie is based on the life of McAfee’s (antivirus) creator, John McAfee whose role will be played by Johnny Depp. The genre of this movie is comedy, and no one knows how to mix quirky with comedy better than Depp.
What do you think? Is Johnny Depp’s career taking a toll because of the long and tiring legal battle against Amber Heard? Will we ever get to experience the Jack Sparrow days? Share your views in the comments section below.