Despite The Lone Ranger dying an absolutely spectacular death here in the United States, Johnny Depp and company are currently overseas doing publicity for the film, which has enjoyed a staggered international opening.
The film premieres in the UK on August 9 and this weekend Johnny Depp sat down and talked with the BBC, revealing a major tidbit in the process:
He may soon call it quits.
In the discussion, Depp makes mention of looking forward to doing "quieter things" rather than making movies.
"I wouldn't say that I'm dropping out any second, but I would say it's probably not too far away," Depp said, adding:
"At a certain point, you start thinking, and when you add up the amount of dialogue that you say per year, for example, and you realize that you've said written words more than you've actually had a chance to say your own words, you start thinking of that as a kind of insane option for a human being."
Far be it for me to say when someone should retire, but you'd have to imagine that Disney, with whom Depp recently signed a multi-year first look deal , has to be giving this the side-eye.
Depp might be looking at retirement, but logistics wise, he'll be looking at it for a long while yet.