Johnny Depp may or may not have been involved in the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt divorce.
There may or may not be a chance that Depp and Jolie actually hook up in the wake of the latter's split from her husband of two years.
But here's something we can say for certain about Depp:
He is most definitely NOT anywhere to be found in the first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Disney has given fans of this franchise its first look at the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, dropped a teaser that focuses primarily in new villain Captain Salazar.
He will be played by Javier Bardem and he has an oddly polite message to send Depp's Jack Sparrow in the following trailer.
(Sorry, Depp's CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow, we mean.)
But Depp's absence from the preview is notable for two reasons:
First, can you imagine Pirates of the Caribbean without Johnny Depp?!?
His Oscar-nominated portrayal of the big screen's most famous captain is the main reason why it found so much success in the first place... and why movies in this franchise continue to get made.
Depp will be featured prominently in the film, of course, but it seems like promotional suicide not to include him in the trailer.
This brings up to point number-two, however:
Is he not featured in the trailer due to the negative news that has been surrounding Depp for months?
In mid-August, Depp settled his divorce case with Amber Heard.
He gave the actress $7 million as part of the settlement and released a statement that seemed to admit to some bad behavior, most notably the part that read:
"Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm."
The resolution followed numerous accusations that Depp was physically and verbally abusive of his famous wife, often lashing out at her in drunken tirades.
One was even caught on film (by Heard) and it paints a very ugly picture of the veteran actor.
See for herself now:
There was even talk that Depp cut off his own finger during one of these tantrums.
So it's certainly worth keeping an eye on just how Disney and Depp handle this delicate situation as the release date for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales creeps closer and closer.
Will he make the media rounds?
Again, it would seem crazy for him not to appear on every possible talk show in order to promote this blockbuster.
But it also seems like his alleged history of domestic abuse would serve as a distraction as he did so.
In addition to Depp and Bardem, Orlando Bloom will reprise his role as Will Turner in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie, while Geoffrey Rush returns to play Hector Barbossa.
New characters will include Carina Smyth, played by Kaya Scodelario; and Haifaa Meni, played by Golshifteh Farahani.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released on May 26, 2017.
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