Johnny Depp Lands First Major Movie Role After Defamation Trial

Johnny Depp won his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard and is set to receive $15 million compensation from her. And now that his reputation has gone up, fans have been speculating that he will be in 'Beetlejuice 2' after it was rumored with a release date in 2015. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star hasn't confirmed anything regarding the rumors, but that doesn't calm people down after they saw this.

That's right, his name is on the cast list of Google for 'Beetlejuice 2' next to actors Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton who are set to return to the project.

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The 'Beetlejuice' was a horror comedy from 1988 by Tim Burton, a common collaborator of Depp. And it's a pretty much favorite of many of us who grew up with it, along with Edward Scissorhands, another of Burton's works that propelled Depp's name.

People have been positive about having Depp in another major flick after he was axed from his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney after losing his libel case in the UK. The actor also acted as Grindelwald in the 'Fantastic Beast' franchise before.

Attempts to create a sequel to the movie had fallen through before, but the old cast is still ready to return for the movie.

Nothing about the rumors has been confirmed by either Warner Bros. or Johnny Depp, but considering their old friendship, it's possible!


The official synopsis for the movie reads, "Lydia Deetz (Winona Ryder) is wooed by the enchanting Jersey Devil despite being married to a struggling real estate agent, David Harbour. Through kooky scenarios and ecstatic characters, the fun never stops."

"Though entertaining, it is also a heart-wrenching tale that shows Beetlejuice is just another man trying to find his way in the world. The story also progresses with the idea that family is never ideal. The story continues when you say the release date three times unbroken."

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Several couldn't contain their excitement, especially with the lukewarm reception of 'City of Lies' and 'The Professor' that many deemed had failed to bring out Depp's unique character.

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Despite his love for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, he had explicitly mentioned that he won't be returning for the franchise whatever the pay.