Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard Trial Comes to Netflix

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
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The saga continues. Sort of. Johnny Depp is well known for his prized role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean (2003). Much like the attraction the film is based on, his character has become a pivotal role for Disney. His animatronic is featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction along with a Captain Jack Sparrow actor that can be found in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Since the beginning of his stardom, he has been a fan favorite. Known for other films like Edward Scissorhands (1990), Murder on the Orient Express (2017), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). For Disney, alongside his role as Jack Sparrow, he played parts in Into The Woods (2014), Alice in Wonderland (2010), and Rango (2011).

Johnny Depp

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Although in film and Hollywood, he was loved for his talent, his personal life was playing a very different tone. In April of 2022, Johnny Depp was brought to court by his ex-wife Amber Heard, and now the trial is making its way to Netflix.

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Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard Trial

In this three-part limited series, fans or simply curious spectators get a look inside the courtroom in this high-profile case. The trial began in April 2022 and was a six-week media frenzy, ending on June 1, 2o22. “Showing both testimonies side-by-side for the first time, this series explores the trial that set Hollywood ablaze and the online fallout that ensued,” Netflix publishes.

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The highly anticipated series will be released on August 16, not just showing the trial but the media attention that came with it. As shown in the trailer, it was a case that brought fans’ attention all over the world. With cameras allowed in the courtroom, all interested parties began to form their own opinions on who was right and who was wrong.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

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Johnny Depp Returning to Film

Furthering the trial, fans are eager to see if Depp will return to the big screen. He has recently been touring with his band, The Hollywood Vampires, but fans want to see him back in films. Specifically, returning as Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp replied in a statement to People saying;

“I keep wondering about the word comeback because I didn’t go anywhere. As a matter of fact, I live about 45 minutes away. So yeah, maybe people stopped calling out of whatever their fear was at the time. But no, I didn’t go nowhere. I’ve been sitting around.”

As Captain Jack Sparrow said, “Why fight when you can negotiate?” So maybe, just maybe, in lieu of the Captain, Depp will return as our beloved Jack Sparrow.

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.