It is being reported that Robert Downey Jr. is interested in casting his friend Johnny Depp in Sherlock Holmes 3. The star, who gained even more fame by starring as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbeanhas been facing his ex-wife, Amber Heard, in a libel suit that opened in 2018. Although he has lost huge roles in recent years, Depp’s popularity with fans has only grown as a result of the backlash from the ongoing trial.
Now, it looks like he might even get some jobs back. After being fired from the Disney franchise, as well as the Disney film series, fantastic beasts, Downey Jr. is the first person to show interest in sharing the set with Depp again. According to fandomwirethe interpreter of Iron Man always wanted to work with famous personalities.
“Big Talks Are Going On About The Possibility Of Johnny Depp Signing On For The Movie“, the actor would have said about Sherlock Holmes 3.
The sequel, which had its production postponed due to the pandemic and faces its own obstacles, has not yet started recording. However, RDJ had already expressed interest in bringing his professional colleague to the project he stars in. According to a 2020 tweet, the actor reportedly insisted that Depp win a role in the third part of the feature series, as he has helped him through bad times in the past: “A friend in need is a friend indeed!“
So far, no news about the 58-year-old actor’s inclusion in Sherlock Holmes 3 – or any other Hollywood production – was released. Also, this week, a producer of Pirates of the Caribbean confirmed again that The actor’s return to the franchise is still out of the question for nowalthough he highlighted that plans for the future are uncertain.
In the meantime, the trial of the case between Depp and Heard is ongoing in Virginia, expected to end next week.