Johnny Depp Ordered 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' Script Change Because Of Amber Heard? Jack Sparrow Thought Villainess Too Similar To Ex

12:03 PM EDT 5/24/2017 by Anya Bell, Celebeat Reporter

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Johnny Depp is back in the news now that "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is closing in on its premiere. However, there is more than just mere excitement over the return of Captain Jack Sparrow. There are speculations that there was a very particular reason why the "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" star had turned down the sequel's first script that featured a female villain. Did the original villainess remind the actor of his ex Amber Heard?

There is little doubt that Johnny Depp has certain eccentricities. However, some fans were still surprised when it was revealed that the actor had rejected the original script for "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" because it featured a female villain, as per A.V. Club. Screenwriter Terry Rossio revealed that Tim Burton's long-time collaborator had decided that he did not want Captain Jack Sparrow to go up against a villainess since Depp has already faced one in the film "Dark Shadows". It might seem like an unusual request but the screenplay ended up in the trash and Javier Bardem's Salazar was introduced in the new one.

Naturally, fans had their own ideas on why Johnny Depp nixed the script with the female villain. There are speculations that the "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" star was already going through marital woes when the screenplay was presented and Depp thought the female villain reminded him of Amber Heard. Nevertheless, "Dead Men Tell No Tales" still has a truly effective baddie in Salazar.

Johnny Depp might be going through some difficulties but that doesn't mean that the actor is losing work. Depp was recently confirmed to portray the Invisible Man in one of the future "Dark Universe" films, as per Daily Mail. In addition to that, Amber Heard's ex will reprise his role as Gellert Grindelwald in "Fantastic Beasts 2". In the meantime, "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" will hit theaters on May 26.

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