Johnny Depp has finally joined Instagram, and immediately posted a lengthy video addressed to his fans.
The 56-year-old actor made the 8 minute and 16 second long post on Thursday morning, and used it to address the coronavirus pandemic, as well as to seemingly hint at his long-running conflict with ex Amber Heard.
‘On a more personal note, thank you all for your kindness, your unwavering support and your strength over these years,’ said the Pirates of the Caribbean actor towards the end of the video.
Dipping his toe: Johnny Depp has finally joined Instagram, and immediately posted a lengthy video addressed to his fans
The message began with Depp acknowledging it was his first foray into social media.
‘I don’t think I’ve really ever felt any particular reason to [join social media] until now,’ said the Black Mass star.
But, he said, ‘now is the time to open up a dialogue, as the threat of this invisible enemy has already caused immeasurable tragedies and damage to people’s lives.’
He then implored his followers to ‘care for one another’ throughout the pandemic.
Covering a lot of ground: The 56-year-old actor made the 8 minute and 16 second long post on Thursday morning, and used it to address the coronavirus pandemic, as well as to seemingly hint at his long-running conflict with ex Amber Heard
Subtle dig? ‘On a more personal note, thank you all for your kindness, your unwavering support and your strength over these years,’ said the Pirates of the Caribbean actor towards the end of the video
Later, the Edward Scissorhands actor plugged his new song, recorded with the Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck.
The Hollywood star and the English rocker put out a cover of John Lennon’s Isolation – coincidentally recorded months before the coronavirus ever hit.
‘Lennon’s prophetic words are pure poetry,’ said the Hollywood Vampires musician.
Lennon recorded the original track -which appeared on his first solo album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band- in 1970.
Heated: Depp seemed to refer to his long running conflict with ex wife Heard in the video. The couple seen here in 2016
Meanwhile, Pirates Of The Caribbean actor Lee Arenberg says a sixth movie is ‘definitely’ being discussed.
The 57-year-old star – who played bumbling pirate Pintel in the original trilogy – has not been involved in the franchise since 2007’s At World’s End, but he suggested a new film is on the horizon.
‘They’re definitely talking about it, as far as I know,’ he told Kendall Talks TV about a sixth Pirates.
Back for more! Pirates Of The Caribbean actor Lee Arenberg says a sixth movie is ‘definitely’ being discussed after talk Johnny Depp will reprise his role as Jack Sparrow (seen in 2003)
It’s unclear whether the new installment will be another sequel or a reboot of the original franchise – which starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow – but last year, Disney brought Ted Elliot and Craig Mazin on board.
Elliot co-wrote the first three films in the seafaring saga, while Mazin created Chernobyl.
While details are being kept under wraps, Arenberg – whose character formed a double act with Mackenzie Crook’s alter ego Ragetti – would be up for a comeback, if the opportunity arose.
He added: ‘I mean yeah, of course, obviously. But they’ve already done two without us [laughs].
He said there is interest: While details are being kept under wraps, Arenberg – whose character formed a double act with Mackenzie Crook’s alter ego Ragetti – would be up for a comeback, if the opportunity arose. Seen in At World’s End in 2007
The originals: Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, Depp on Pirates Of The Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest in 2006
‘I love it, though, I love that part. But it’s not up to me.’
The highly anticipated sixth film in the swashbuckling saga follows 2015’s Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Stuart Beattie – who served as a screenwriter on the first film Curse of the Black Pearl – previously suggested the studio was looking to the future.
He said: ‘I think [Depp’s] had a great run. Obviously he’s made that character his own and it’s become the thing that he’s most famous for now.
‘It’s been great for him and it’s been great for us… There’s that saying, ‘Don’t frown because it’s over, smile because it happened’.
‘The fact that they’re rebooting something that you did means that you did something that was worth rebooting. It’s an honour.’
The cast: Depp with Keira Knightley, Jonathan Pryce, Jack Davenport on Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
The sixth part of Pirates of the Caribbean 6 will be directed by Joachim Ronning, who had also helmed the previous part of the franchise. Disney has hired Ted Elliot and Craig Mazin to write a treatment for the 6th Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
The release date of Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is still not announced but there are reports that the next sequel could come out in late 2021.
His pal: One of the Pirates films starred Johnny’s longtime friend Penelope Cruz and now producers are looking for a new female lead, it has been claimed; seen in 2011
In early March, it was claimed Depp may be reprising his role as the beloved Captain Jack Sparrow.
Due to recent ‘revelations’ made in the court case between Depp and ex wife Amber Heard, Disney executive have allegedly been ‘lobbying’ for the 56-year-old actor’s return, We Got This Covered reported.
Back in 2016, it was rumored that Disney purposely attempted to ‘distance’ themselves from Depp when abuse allegations made by Heard were made public.
Pictures of Heard’s face adorned with bruises, which she claimed were caused by Depp throwing his phone at her, were later published.
Depp denied the claims, but Heard received a $5 million payout from the actor upon signing a non-disclosure agreement, as part of the couple’s divorce settlement.
‘The recent turn of events in Depp’s legal battle and the overwhelming support from the public in his favor has some of the Mouse House executives now lobbying for his return behind the scenes,’ wrote We Got This Covered.
The couple met in 2011 when they co-starred in the movie The Rum Diary and were married in 2015.
Depp first portrayed the iconic role back in 2003 in Disney’s Pirates Of The Carribean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl.
He would go on to reprise the role in four Pirates films that followed.
There are no present details regarding the script’s plot, but the report claimed that Disney is currently looking to make the film female led. Which means Depp’s character will play ‘more of a supporting role’ in the highly anticipated film.
He cleared his name: Due to recent ‘revelations’ made in the court case between Depp and ex wife Amber Heard, Disney executive have allegedly been ‘lobbying’ for the 56-year-old actor’s return, We Got This Covered reported. Seen in 2015