Pirates Of The Caribbean Star Blasts Disney For Firing Johnny Depp

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One of Johnny Depp’s co-stars in the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies has blasted Disney and Warner Bros. Pictures for having fired the actor.

The actor in question is called Greg Ellis and he was talking to The Express about Depp’s firing from the Pirates and Fantastic Beasts movies.

To cut a rather long quote short, Greg didn’t think much of what Disney and Warner Bros. did to the actor.

Johnny Depp was asked to leave the Fantastic Beasts franchise and was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen.

It was also revealed that Disney is continuing with the Pirates movies without Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Depp played Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts films and he was easily the best thing about the second movie.

He was also the reason why those Pirates films were so successful and worth watching.

Pirates Of The Caribbean actor opens up on Johnny Depp’s firing

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Here’s what Greg Ellis – who played Theodore Groves in the Pirates movies – had to say about Johnny Depp’s treatment at the hands of the big movie studios:

I’m mindful he’s still navigating his way through the legal system on many fronts, so the details of that I don’t talk about much. But I have been and will continue to be vocal. Many people have mischaracterised him. Part of it is the fear of media. Whether it be broadcast, whether it be movie studios, whether it be publishing, there is a fear that the perception of someone is negative, so they don’t want to be associated with that.

I do find it ironic that a man who is revered and loved and respected by so many people in the entertainment industry, and have nothing but great things to say about him, should be forcibly removed from a movie. Do I think he’s going to come back? Yes. To what degree, I’m not sure. There’s this reputation savaging that’s going on, this victimhood culture where victimhood is the new social currency and its economy is booming, and it’s been inflated.

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  1. Joey Burns

    Say goodbye to the continued success of Pirates of the Caribbean if Jonny is no longer the integral character that made it the enormous franchise it’s grown into!

  2. Gina Victorino

    The fact and truth is nothing has ever been said by Warner Bros, Disney, Jerry Burkheimer, about Johnny not being casted, or replaced or even if there was going to be another Pirates., the media ran with it that’s why every other day the Internet says he’s cast next day it’s out next days he’s cast, because the Internet is pack of lies like because Johnny was in the media with the same court hearings everyday saying the same thing, then the opposite- with the same pictures from the beginning ( also fake) over and over – it’s not even real…. As far as Grinweld JK Rowling had already paid him because the short cut in hollwood that has been rediscovered technology is that you don’t need the actor to play the part- but because it was Johnny she paid him because he is already in it with out doing it. Amber isn’t in half the movies she’s credited fir- that’s how she got in the business in the first place. Johnny is strong as ever. The Internet leaves very little to desire. Murdoch owns the Sun , etc. of all the Tabloids. People are hired to post negative comments.. The Internet has become on big Sun of a bitch Tabloid- all Murdoch instigated.. and loaded with corruption from the ones that have God chips in their head like Mark Zuchenburg, Trump, Elon Musk , that’s all they are manufacturing now- CIA has done it for years- technology took away CIA power, control , and gave it to the public. Take it as a story for entertainment. It’s nothing more. It is much less than it started out.

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