Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse for the disgraced Johnny Depp, it has just been reported that Disney has completely blocked the idea of Depp making a return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Fans are far from happy. Here's what we know so far...
Now, the drama all started back in 2011, when Johnny Depp met actress Amber Heard on the set of The Rum Diary.
via: GettyAt first, the pair seemed perfect for each other and they enjoyed a happy couple of years together before tying the knot in 2015.
However, it was here when things started to go a little ship-shaped.
via: GettyTheir honeymoon period was a little short-lived as, just months after their marriage, Depp reportedly suffered a hand injury as a result of "smashing bottles and windows" during a heated argument with his wife.
For the next year, various reports of abuse between the pair continued to surface...
via: GettySo it came as no shock when Heard filed for divorce in March 2016, just fifteen months after the couple had initially exchanged their "I do"s. And just a few months after their separation, Heard filed a restraining order against Depp, claiming that he had previously assaulted her.
It was a big allegation to make...
via: GettySo people were confused when Heard retracted her allegations just one day before the hearing was due to be held.
But this didn't stop the world from turning against Depp.
via: GettyHeard had alleged that the actor had hit her on several occasions, and even provided video footage of him flinging a glass of wine across the room in a fit of rage.
And, in 2018, the actress penned an article for The Washington Post where she opened up about her experience with domestic abuse and violence.
via: GettyThough she didn't explicitly name her ex-husband in her op-ed, she did allude to the time period when, “2 years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out."
Well, despite profusely denying all the allegations against him...
via: GettyDepp found his career taking a hit as a result of the on-going scandal.
Fewer and fewer directors were hiring him for roles...
via: GettyAnd his appearance in J.K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, was heavily criticized.
And, in 2018, he was dropped from his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow.
via: IMDBIn a career-shattering announcement just 4 days after Heard's damning article, Disney announced that the actor would no longer be a part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
However, Depp wasn't going down without a fight.
via: GettyLast year, he filed a $50-million defamation case against Heard and presented evidence that he was the one on the receiving end of the abuse, not the other way around.
Shockingly, the actor alleged that he had been the victim all along.
via: GettyHis defamation lawsuit read: “The op-ed [Heard's article] depended on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her."
The lawsuit also stated that all of Heard’s claims were “categorically and demonstrably false"...
via: GettyAnd listed down incidents of her alleged abuse since the start of their marriage, including punching and kicking, as well as staging her attacks. "She hit, punched, and kicked me. She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls, and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me," his lawsuit read.
And, to tarnish the actress' reputation and credibility even further...
via: GettyAudio obtained by the Daily Mail was released that heard her admitting to attacking Depp. "You are such a baby. Grow the f*** up, Johnny. You poke an animal enough, it is eventually, it doesn't matter how friendly it is, it's not cool," she could be heard saying.
The case was grueling...
via: GettyAnd, more recently, Depp was in court for his libel case against The Sun newspaper - whom he was suing over a 2018 article in which he was described as a "wife-beater."
Depp and Heard were both in court in Octover as part of the 3-week long trial.
via: GettyWhile in court, both parties played pretty dirty, revealing compromising photographs of each other which have blown everything out of the water, yet again. And of course, with the evidence came more allegations.
But shortly after the case kicked off, it was confirmed things didn't go Depp's way...
via: ShutterstockBecause he lost the controversial case against the newspaper and editor Dan Wootton, and as a result of this staggering loss, he was then required to pay substantial costs to the newspaper group. "The Sun has stood up and campaigned for the victims of domestic abuse for over twenty years. "Domestic abuse victims must never be silenced and we thank the Judge for his careful consideration and thank Amber Heard for her courage in giving evidence to the court," said a spokesperson.
Things were quick to get even worse for the actor as he was then forced to resign from his role of Grindlewald in Fantastic Beasts 3.
But to add the cherry on top of the icing...We Got This Covered reported that Heard is in talks for a female Pirates of the Caribbean reboot.
The report stated:"The thirty-four-year-old has spoken to Margot Robbie about a potential role in the upcoming spin-off that's said to have an abundance of girl power. "It's unclear if the actress has had talks with the studio just yet about it, or if she's only discussed it with the Birds of Prey star [Margot Robbie] at this stage."
And now, things have gotten even worse for Depp...And fans aren't at all happy with the career-destroying decision that has just been made.
Heard has been directly blamed by Depp's fans...And it's clear people think that she's deliberately destroyed her ex-husband's career.
Now, more salt has just been poured on the wound...
via: imdbBecause Disney has announced that it has blocked the suggestion of Depp's return to The Pirates of the Caribbean.
A report suggests that Disney even refused to entertain the idea of the actor appearing as a cameo in the next Pirates of the Caribbean.
via: imdbSo sadly, it seems that it's truly the end of the road for Depp and his Pirates adventure.