No actor is more loved by his fans than Johnny Depp, and the mercurial actor has four films coming out this year. From thrillers to swashbuckling pirate adventures, Depp is giving it his all for 2017. This promises to be a great year for Depp.
Johnny Depp is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most loved actors in the world. Right from the start of his career, fans have come to expect something special from Depp with each role he takes on. With stellar performances in movies like Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Finding Neverland, and Donnie Brasco, Depp has become one of the best actors of his generation. Fans eagerly wait for the release of his new movies, while Hollywood has to stand in line to get Depp’s schedule. Four of Johnny Depp’s new movies will be released in 2017, and each one of them comes with a lot of buzz. We will tell you all about Johnny Depp’s upcoming movies in 2017 right here.
The Anticipation of Murder
Johnny Depp’s first release of 2017 could very well be London Fields, which is based on the 1989 book of the same name by Martin Amis. It is about an American writer living in London, who has had writer’s block for over 20 years and is now terminally ill. The other characters in the film include a cheat, an upper-class banker, and a clairvoyant who has premonitions about her murder, and becomes involved with three men —one of whom will kill her!
The film stars Johnny Depp, Billy Bob Thornton, Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess, Theo James, Cara Delevingne, and Jaimie Alexander. London Fields was supposed to have been released in 2016 but got into legal trouble when its director, Mathew Cullen, accused the film’s producers of fraud. Cullen alleged that they were using his name to promote a film cut that he did not approve of. A second lawsuit was filed against Amber Heard, who is accused of not finishing voice-over work, and working with Cullen to make unauthorized changes to the script.
Bad Boys Running Wild
Another thriller that Depp will have a role in this year is LAbyrinth, which is about the police investigation into the shocking murders of high profile rappers, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Depp plays the disgraced LAPD detective Russell Poole, who is haunted by his inability to solve the biggest case of his career. Poole is a beaten man, who enters into an uneasy partnership with a reporter who is also intent on bringing the killers to light. It is a story of unbelievable power, corruption, crime, and deception set against the backdrop of the rap world. As Poole delves deeper into the case, he is also fighting for redemption that can only happen if he finally puts this case to rest.
The film also stars Forest Whitaker, Neil Brown Jr., and Rockmond Dunbar in important roles. LAbrynth‘s release date has not yet been announced, but according to sources, they are hoping to have it out within the first half of 2017.
Captain Jack Sparrow is Back!
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been a major money-spinner for the studio, and the fifth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set for a May 2017 release date. Depp will reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow who is being pursued by an old rival, Captain Salazar. Salazar and his crew of ghost pirates have escaped from the Devil’s Triangle and are determined to kill every pirate at sea, including Sparrow. Sparrow goes on a search for the Trident of Poseidon, which is a powerful artifact that gives its possessor total control of the sea. This is the only way Sparrow can stop Salazar from killing him.
The film has a fantastic cast, including Depp, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, and Paul McCartney. This film is said to be more in the spirit of The Curse of the Black Pearl. Fans can’t wait to see this sweeping, swashbuckler of a film on the big screen! The release date for the film is set for May 26, 2017. Of Johnny Depp’s new movies for 2017, this one has the biggest budget.
Searching for the Killer
The fourth of Johnny Depp’s movies releasing in 2017 is the remake of the classic murder mystery film, Murder on the Orient Express. This remake is also based on the novel of the same name, written by Agatha Christie. It has her famous fictional detective, Hercule Poirot trying to solve a murder mystery where nobody is who they say they are. The plot has several layers which Poirot will peel back before the real killer can be identified.
This film has a huge cast with many big stars, including Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The movie is slated for a November 22 release.
The New Year Looks Promising
Depp is very selective about the movies he does, because he believes in giving his very best performance to his fans. From being forced to film an apology video, to a tumultuous public divorce from Amber Heard, 2016 was a not kind to Depp. The way it looks now, 2017 promises to be a much better year for Depp. With his personal problems behind him and four important films to be released this year, Depp can give himself a pat on his back. His fans, of course, will keep their dates with him in theaters.