Report: Johnny Depp Will Not Be Reprising Jack Sparrow

There’s been a lot of buzz lately surrounding Johnny Depp, and unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know why. The actor’s personal life has been under a microscope because of the defamation trial where Johnny Depp sued ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million in damages based on her past claims of domestic violence.

Because of Heard’s allegations, Depp has claimed to have lost many movie roles, including his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The defamation suit ended in Depp’s favor with a unanimous decision from the jury, and recently, there was a report that Disney had offered Depp a $300 million deal to bring Depp back to the Pirates franchise.

The report has since then been proven to be false after Depp’s representative issued a statement that Disney has not approached the actor with any deal. “This is made up.” The representative told NBC News.

Johnny Depp played Jack Sparrow in all five Pirates of the Caribbean movies. The most recent of them being Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017. He was cut from the sixth film in early 2019.

Depp has expressed no interest in reprising his role as Jack Sparrow in the near or distant future. During the infamous defamation trial, Depp was asked “If Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film? Correct?”

Depp responded, “That is true.”

Johnny Depp is set to star as French king Louis XV in his next film directed by French director Maiwenn. The film will begin production this summer.

All five Pirates of the Caribbean movies can be found on Disney Plus.

10 Best Movies With Plot Twists (Without Spoilers)

Everyone likes a good surprise. Movies with a great plot twist can elevate the entire experience, leaving audiences both thrilled and stunned. A great plot twist can be defined as a sudden but welcomed change in events that the audience does not expect. Many films have become instant classics because of their amazing plot twists, and we have compiled a list of the best ones for your viewing pleasure. Here are 10 movies with great plot twists. Don’t worry: no spoilers!

 

10 Movies With Great Plot Twists

Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan Gone Baby Gone

10. Gone Baby Gone

Movies with good moral dilemmas will make you question your own morality. Such is the case with Gone Baby Gone. The plot twist in this movie is so intense that it will have you thinking about it long after the credits have ended. The movie is about two Boston private detectives who investigate a little girl’s kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, and Morgan Freeman give amazing performances in this unforgettable film.

Read More: Compelling Movies About Moral Dilemmas

 

Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan

9. Orphan

Orphan is a film that centers around a major plot twist. Events steadily get more intense throughout the film leading to an explosive and intense third act. The film is about a husband and wife who recently lost their baby to adopt a 9-year-old girl named Esther who is not nearly as innocent as she appears. Isabelle Fuhrman gives a career-defining performance as Esther at the age of 12 along with Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard. The secret that Esther carries is something that you won’t expect.

 

Cast of Avengers: Infinity War

8. Avengers: Infinity War

Superhero movies are known for their predictable endings and Avenger Infinity War does the exact opposite. The film is the culmination of 10 years and 18 movies worth of buildup since Iron Man in 2008. It features nearly every single superhero that has ever appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the stakes have never been higher. Infinity War is about The Avengers and their allies who are forced to sacrifice everything in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Sorry To Bother You

7. Sorry To Bother You

Boots Riley made his directorial debut with Sorry To Bother You in 2018. The film is a smart satire on greed, capitalism, and corporate culture. Sorry To Bother You is about telemarketer Cassius Green who discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. Starring LaKeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson, the film takes an unexpected turn that will leave audiences both shocked and amazed. Boots Riley’s debut is not for everyone but undoubtedly has developed a cult following.

 

Cary Elwes in Saw (2004)

6. Saw

Saw almost single-handedly started a new phenomenon of horror movies when it was released in 2004. The film was incredibly low budget and managed to capture audiences with its simply gruesome story and clever storytelling. The film is about two strangers who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, and soon discover they’re pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer. The horror game genre largely comes from this film and its success. James Wan also made his directorial debut with Saw and has become a powerhouse in Hollywood because of it.

 

Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman in Se7en

5. Se7en

This film has a huge plot twist that instantly made the movie a classic. Se7en is a 1995 American neo-noir crime drama film directed by David Fincher. The film is an unrelenting look at modern society and the pessimistic view of human nature. The movie stars Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, and Gwyneth Paltrow who give excellent performances. Se7en is about two detectives, a rookie, and a veteran, who hunt a serial killer that uses the seven deadly sins as his motives. Se7en tells a dark and grim story that only gets worse as time goes on.

 

Grace (Nicole Kidman) comforts her daughter (Alakina Mann).

4. The Others

The Others is a film that centers around a mother of 2 children who is convinced that there are ghosts in her house. The story takes place in 1945, right after WWII ended. The mother, Grace, is played by Nicole Kidman who lives in her darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children and becomes convinced that the home is haunted. The Others has a plot twist that is both shocking and haunting. The film also stars Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, and Alakina Mann.

The Others is also on our list of the 15 best mind bending movies to make you question reality. Check it out here.

 

Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Sternhagen, Thomas Jane, and Nathan Gamble in The Mist

3. The Mist

Frank Darabont made his directorial debut with The Shawshank Redemption and followed it up with another Stephen King adaptation, The Green Mile. In 2008, Darabont took on another Stephen King story with The Mist. The Mist is about a group of people who are stranded in a supermarket after a strange mist envelops the town they’re in, forcing everyone to fight for their lives. The Mist has a shocking plot twist that might make you cringe just from the thought of it. The film features a lot of cast members from The Walking Dead including Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Melissa McBride.

 

2. Gone Girl

Gone Girl has one of the best plot twists in recent memory. The film presents itself as a whodunit mystery but quickly changes gears and becomes something else entirely. The movie was directed by David Fincher and written by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the novel the movie is based on. Gone Girl follows a man after his wife disappears and is put into the spotlight by the media who suspect that he may not be innocent. The directing, acting, story, dialogue, and soundtrack are all top-notch and make for a film that is entirely unforgettable.

 

Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter in Fight Club

1. Fight Club

David Fincher has proven to be a master at creating movies with great plot twists. Although he has directed many iconic films, Fight Club is his most notable. The movie is an adaptation of the 1996 novel of the same name written by Chuck Palahniuk. Fight Club is about an insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker who form an underground fight club that evolves into much more. The plot twist in this film tops our list because it changes everything that came before it and makes you question the entire movie. Fight Club is a truly brilliant film and one that everyone should see.

 

Netflix Has Released a Trailer For The Last Episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4

Stranger Things season 4 has grabbed viewers from all around the world. The season 4 volume 1 finale left us on the edge of our seats, wondering what is possibly going to happen next. Now we are all left waiting for the rest of the season to drop and Netflix has released a trailer teasing what is to come.

The trailer sets up the high stakes last two episodes being released on July 1st. The 8th episode being 80 minutes long and the finale going over 2 hours. It looks like the final episodes will showcase a final battle with Vecna and Eleven making a return to Hawkins.

Will, Finn, Jonathan, and Argyle were driving around in Utah last time we saw them and it doesn’t look like we’ll see the full gang back together for the remainder of season 4. The trailer also features the 1985 Kate Bush song Running Up That Hill which made a huge return in popularity after it was used in season 4 volume 1.

Netflix has released an official synopsis for the season that reads: “It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time — and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”

Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 stars Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Natalie Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Eduardo Franco, Joseph Quinn, Mason Dye, Robert Englund, Tom Wlaschiha, Sherman Augustus, Nikola Djuricko, Joel Stoffer, Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen and Grace Van Dien.

Stranger Things has been confirmed for a 5th and final season, with a release date that is yet to be determined.

10 Best Movies About Fatherhood

It’s about that time of year when we celebrate everything that fathers do for their children. With their wisdom, terrible jokes, and never ending supply of jean shorts, fathers deserve to be appreciated every day — but especially on Father’s Day. So, if you’re looking for a way to get into the Father’s Day spirit, we’ve got the perfect solution: watch movies about fatherhood! Here are the 10 best movies about fatherhood.

 

10 Best Father’s Day Movies

A Goofy Movie

10. A Goofy Movie

Dads have a tendency to be corny and can easily embarrass their kids with their goofy antics. A Goofy Movie focuses on a relationship between a single father and his teenage son who wants space. The film follows Goofy and his son Max as they journey across the country and bond like never before. A Goofy Movie is not only a great watch, but it’s also nostalgic for anyone who lived through the 90s.

Read More: Best Nostalgic Movies That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

 

Zac Efron in 17 Again

9. 17 Again

It’s every parent’s dream to be able to see what their teenage children are doing when they’re not around — and that’s exactly what Mike O’Donnell, played by Zac Efron and Matthew Perry, gets to do in this film. 17 Again follows Mike O’Donnell, a father, who is ungrateful for how his life turned out and gets a chance to rewrite his life when falls into time vortex. 17 Again has many lessons about fatherhood, but the biggest one is that you should never take your life for granted.

 

8. Three Men and a Baby

This film has a simple and effective premise. Three bachelors — played by Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson — have to raise a baby together after the mother leaves it on their doorstep. Three Men and a Baby is a hilarious and light-hearted comedy with Leonard Nimoy as the director. The 80’s classic proves that anyone can be a father, even if they’re not the traditional type.

 

7. Onward

Parenting is a theme that Disney has explored many times, but Pixar’s Onward does it in a unique way by telling a story about the importance of fatherhood. Onward is about two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day. Starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, Onward is a family-friendly celebration of fatherhood and will resonate with those who had to experience the loss of a parent.

 

Finding Nemo

6. Finding Nemo

There’s nothing more horrifying to a parent than when their child gets kidnapped. Most fathers would go to great lengths to save their children which is a theme present in Finding Nemo. The Pixar animation is about a timid clownfish who sets out to bring his son home after his son is captured by humans. Finding Nemo allows us to follow an average dad as he constantly faces adversity to rescue his son, and in the process, learns to be a better father.

 

Fatherhood Movie

5. Fatherhood

It’s hard to imagine Kevin Hart in a role that isn’t comedic, but his serious performance in this movie about dads is one of his best. Fatherhood is based on the memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love written by Matthew Logelin. The film is about a father who brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter’s birth. Kevin Hart proves himself to be a man of many talents with Fatherhood whether it be making us laugh or cry.

 

John Q

4. John Q

John Q takes the question of what a father would do for their child to the extreme. The film follows John Quincy Archibald, played by Denzel Washington, as he takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won’t cover his son’s heart transplant. John Q puts a spotlight on the glaring issues within America’s health system and Denzel Washington gives a powerful performance as a desperate, good-willed father.

 

3. The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness tells a heartbreaking reality of not only single fathers but single parents in general. There are a lot of single parents who can’t spend as much time with their children as they want because they’re busy working to provide for them. The Pursuit of Happyness is based on Chris Gardner’s real struggle with homelessness as he tries to take care of his son. Will Smith stars alongside his son for the first time in this film and delivers a performance of a lifetime.

Read More: Life-Changing Movies That Will Change Your Outlook On Life

 

2. Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride is a timeless classic when it comes to fatherhood films. Steve Martin leads with his comedic performance as George Banks, a father who isn’t ready to give away his daughter’s hand in marriage. Martin’s character is sentimental and grounded in a way that many fathers can understand. The film takes a more light-hearted approach to fatherhood but still manages to tug at the heartstrings. Father of the Bride is about a father who finds himself reluctant to let go with his oldest daughter’s wedding approaching.

 

1. Boyz n the Hood

Many films on this list celebrate fatherhood and what fathers do for their children. However, Boyz n the Hood is a film that showcases why having a good father figure in your life is essential. The film, directed and written by the late John Singleton, follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence, and future prospects. Boyz n the Hood is an important film that deals with relevant issues even today. Laurence Fishburne gives an inspiring performance as a father who is trying to raise his son in an environment where murder and death are everyday realities.

 

Squid Game is Being Turned Into Real-Life Reality Show

Is Squid Game a real story? This is a question that many fans of Squid Game had when the series was released in 2021. Now, Netflix has announced that Squid Game is becoming real through their upcoming reality competition series based on the scripted K-drama.

Announced as Squid Game: The Challenge, the reality show will have 456 contestants compete in several games inspired by the hit TV show. Strategies, alliances, and the characters of the contestants will be put to the test as they compete for the biggest prize money in history — $4.56 millionaa.

The reality series will have ten episodes and casting will be open to English-language speakers from all over the world. The announcement comes after Netflix’s Squid Game season 2 has been confirmed to be in development.

Squid Game the scripted series follows hundreds of cash-strapped players who accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits with deadly high stakes. A survival game that has a whopping 45.6 billion-won prize at stake.

While the reality series won’t have deadly high stakes, the announcement for the new show comes at an interesting time with inflation on the rise and the cost of living increasing.

“The stakes are high, but in this game the worst fate is going home empty-handed,” Netflix said in a statement.

There is no premiere date yet for the reality series but casting is happening now at SquidGameCasting.com.

‘Joker’ With Joaquin Phoenix is Getting a Sequel

Joker left a huge impression when it was released in 2019. The movie was a dark and gritty take on the iconic Batman villain, and Joaquin Phoenix gave an Oscar-winning performance as the Clown Prince of Crime.

The film worked well as a standalone but there were rumors of a sequel in the works. Now, it looks like those rumors are true and a Joker sequel is happening with Joaquin Phoenix returning to star.

Todd Phillips, the director of Joker, has confirmed that he has a script co-written with Scott Silver for a sequel. The Instagram post reveals the working title, Joker: Folie à Deux, and a picture of Joaquin Phoenix reading the screenplay. However, according to Deadline, that isn’t the first time Phoenix has read the screenplay and is likely to return as the clown prince of crime.

 

 

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Phillips didn’t reveal any further details about the movie but the title gives us a hint at what the film will be centered on. Folie à Deux is a French term that roughly translates to a rare medical disorder that affects at least two people. The term can also translate to “shared madness”.

Many fans have theorized that the title is a reference to the crowd of people wearing Joker masks at the end of the first film. There is also a possibility that the title is a reference to one of DC’s most beloved characters and Joker’s favorite partner in crime, Harley Quinn. Willem Dafoe has also thrown in his ideas for the Joker sequel where a copycat Joker would face off against Phoenix’s. None of these theories have been confirmed but it is exciting to speculate what the movie could be about.

It is unclear when production will begin on the Joker sequel but with Joaquin Phoenix attached, it is sure to be a film worth waiting for.