Despite The Lone Ranger never seeming to find its stride and completely bombing at the box office this summer (I tried to think of a nicer way to say it, but there's no getting around the fact it crashed faster than the Hindenburg), the lovefest between Disney and remains as rock-solid as ever.
Apparently when they each signed on the dotted line way back in the day for the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, Depp's contract had a clause that read "for better or for worse, for richer or poorer," because he made Disney a hell of a lot poorer, with The Lone Ranger estimated to have lost Disney $190 million. Wrap your head around the enormity of that one for a second and you'll understand what I mean when I say rock-solid, as the latest report from Deadline is that Alice Through the Looking Glass is a go, with Depp set to reprise his role as the incredibly creepy Mad Hatter.
The news is that he's "in final discussions at Disney for the much anticipated Alice In Wonderland sequel with (of the recent Muppets reboots) subbing for as director."
Not only that, but the working relationship between Depp and Disney is about to become even cozier, with Variety reporting that Depp is moving his production company, Infinitum Nihil, from the Warner Bros. lot to the Disney one. Depp is also already set to reprise his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. I suppose Depp has the right to make one bomb for the studio when he's already made them almost four billion dollars from the Pirates franchise alone.
What do you think? Do Depp and Disney need to split up for a while, maybe see other people? Or is this the relationship that will never die? Sound off in the comments below.
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