Amber Heard reportedly in talks for Pirates of the Caribbean all-female spin-off 10 months ago

Amber Heard reportedly in talks for Pirates of the Caribbean all-female spin-off

"The 34-year-old has spoken to Margot Robbie about a potential role in the upcoming spin-off."

Amber Heard is reportedly "in talks" to star in a new Pirates of the Caribbean all-female reboot.

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The Aquaman star, who recently hit headlines alongside Johnny Depp amidst his high profile libel case against The Sun, could be joining the Disney franchise that gave Depp his most iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow.

According to We Got This Covered, Heard could be joining Robbie in the "female centric" Pirates movie.

"The 34-year-old has spoken to Margot Robbie about a potential role in the upcoming spin-off that's said to have an abundance of girl power," they reported.

"It's unclear if the actress has had talks with the studio just yet about it, or if she's only discussed it with the Birds of Prey star at this stage."

"In the eyes of the law, Amber is technically the victim here and if WB [Warner Bros.] is willing to have her headline a major blockbuster, what’s to say that Disney won’t do the same?"

This comes after Depp was asked to step down from his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts films. 

The actor, who was expected to reprise the role this year, resigned from the franchise in October. He will be paid in full for the role despite only shooting one scene.

Depp, who will be replaced by Hannibal actor Mads Mikkelsen in the upcoming movie, said at the time that he "respected and agreed" to the request to resign.

"The surreal judgement of the court in the U.K. will not change my fight to tell the truth and I confirm that I plan to appeal," he said. "My resolve remains strong and I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false. My life and career will not be defined by this moment in time."

Depp lost his libel case against The Sun newspaper following their reporting of his relationship with Heard in which he was described as a "wife beater." 

Mr Justice Nicol ruled in favour of the publication, stating: "The Claimant has not succeeded in his action for libel.

"Although he has proved the necessary elements of his cause of action in libel, the Defendants have shown that what they published in the meaning which I have held the words to bear was substantially true."