Following his victory in the defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow has been projected onto the castle at Disneyland Paris.
The picture was previously taken off following 2016 accusations that the actor was a “wife-beater.”
Disney severed relations with Johnny, who was most known for his role as Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series, as a result of the damaging allegations.
However, he appears to be firmly back in the fairytale fold with the entertainment corporation with his recent court triumph over Aquaman star Amber.
The huge image was displayed during a spectacular Pirates of the Caribbean production that included fireworks and pyrotechnics and included a line from Jack Sparrow.
Less than a week after Amber, 36, penned an opinion piece for The Washington Post that Johnny claimed implied he was harsh to her, Disney cut ties with the star.
Additionally, he said that as a result of the piece, he lost his multi-million dollar film career and fell out of favor with Hollywood.
He was suing Amber for allegedly causing him to lose his position as Sparrow in the film by referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”
The franchise’s future plans no longer included Johnny, according to Disney production president Sean Bailey in 2018.
He told The Hollywood Reporter, ‘We want to bring in new energy and vitality. I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason (writers) Paul (Wernick) and Rhett (Reese) are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.’
However, the official explanation that Johnny’s removal was just intended to revitalize the movie didn’t sit well with the audience. They have repeatedly asked that the business take him back in and apologize.
The actor, who made his clean-shaven debut while jamming with Jeff Beck at a concert in Finland, didn’t buy it either.
He said in his court case: ‘Two years had gone by of constant worldwide talk about me being this wife-beater. So I’m sure that Disney was trying to cut ties to be safe.
‘The #MeToo movement was in full swing at that point.’
A Virginia court jury ruled in favor of Depp last month and that the Aquaman actress did disparage him in her op-ed. They mandated that her ex pay him $15 million in damages, and they also awarded Amber $2 million in compensation.
The verdict is anticipated to revitalize his career and open up new opportunities in the film industry.
However, it’s unlikely that Disney would be successful if they hope to win the star back with gestures like the picture projection.
The celebrity testified under cross-examination during the well-publicized trial that “nothing on this world,” not even “$300 million and a million alpacas,” could persuade him to collaborate with Disney on a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.