Johnny Depp is refusing to ever return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise because he is still angry at Disney for dropping him during the Amber Heard abuse case. Despite rumors that he could reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow for $20 million, Depp has no plans to work with Disney again. He feels betrayed by the way the studio handled the situation and wants to focus on a life away from Hollywood.
Depp is concentrating on music, art, and directing arthouse films, and has no interest in speaking someone else's words. He is also reluctant to get involved with other studios, such as Warner Bros. Overall, Depp is moving away from the circus of Hollywood and pursuing his own authentic expression through art and music.