Disney Announces Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow 

The Pirates of the Caribbean film series has made The Walt Disney Company $4.5 billion.  

All five films in the series, which stars Johnny Depp as the main character,  

also feature Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann Turner and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner. 

There have been several changes since the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales, was released in 2017.

According to reports, Disney abandoned Johnny Depp after his ex-wife Amber Heard claimed that he had physically and psychologically assaulted her. 

The former marriage was subjected to two separate defamation trials, first in the UK and subsequently in the US. 

Last summer, the defamation case in the US came to a conclusion, 

with Mr. Depp decisively defeating Ms. Heard. Amber Heard promised to challenge the ruling,