9 Upcoming Johnny Depp Movies We Are Excited About

Johnny Depp started his career with 1984 film ‘A Nightmare at Elm Street’ and later rose to prominence with TV series ’21 Jump Street’. He later appeared in war film ‘Platoon’ and his career went into positive direction after that. He went on to star in both lead and supportive roles in further years, most prominent being opposite Marlon Brando in ‘Don Juan DeMarco’ (1995). After establishing himself in the industry, he was cast in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and that’s when money started flowing into his pocket. He also received critical acclaim for his role and became popular for his make-over characters in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Alice In Wonderland’. The success of future ‘Pirates of Caribbean’ films made him highest paid actor in the world at a time. So, obviously any film he does creates a lot of excitement around the globe.

At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Johnny Depp movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Johnny Depp films scheduled to release in 2018 and 2019. We can only hope that the latest new Johnny Depp movie would be as good as some of his recent ones.

9. Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Gnomeo & Juliet, a happily married couple, notice that, their neighboring garden gnomes are mysteriously disappearing. They both hire detective Sherlock Gnomes and Gnome Watson to investigate this missing case.

A sequel to 2011 film ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’, which was based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ integrates Arthur Conan Doyle’s sociopath detective and his sidekick, blending some mystery with the couple’s romantic life. The film voice stars James McAvoy and Emily Blunt, reprising their roles from the previous film, while Johnny Depp comes in as the famous detective and Chiwetel Ejiofor as his sidekick. The film will also feature Irene Adler voiced by Mary j. Blige. The film is slated to release on March 23, 2018. The film’s first trailer was released on November 7, 2017.

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8. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

In 2016, film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ ended with a surprise when Colin Farell’s character was revealed to be Gellert Grindelwald, while Farell suddenly changed into Johnny Depp. Depp’s fans did rejoice while Farell’s subsequent departure wasn’t appreciated. Now for the sequel, Depp will return again as the cruel magician and this time he might have a face-off with none other than Albus Dumbledore. While Depp’s casting is met with wide protests from fans, following his ex-wife Amber Heard’s allegations of physical abuse on Depp; the fans of the franchise are glad to have Jude Law playing Dumbledore. With these two fine actors at war against each other, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is expected to be a blast.

Apart from Depp and Law, the film also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Ezra Miller, all reprising their roles from the first film. The film’s first look was released in November 2017 while the film is slated to hit theaters on November 16, 2018.

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7. Richard Says Goodbye (2018-Expected)

When Richard is diagnosed with a terminal disease, he breaks all hell loose and starts living his life in a bold and careless manner, giving himself into drinking and smoking. But as his clock counts down, he accepts his time is near and decides to embrace his remaining life and the people he’s been resenting, thus preparing a nice goodbye.

The film will star Johnny Depp as Richard while young actor Johnny Depp has been cast opposite him. The rest of the cast includes Danny Huston, Devon Terell, and Rosemarie DeWitt. The film is expected to release by the end of the year, however, no final date has been confirmed yet.

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6. LAbyrinth (2018)

In September 1996, the music industry received a shocking blow when Tupac Shakur was fatally shot. The murder of the famous rapper drew heavy media attention. Before all could settle down, his rap rival Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G was murdered in a similar manner six months later.

LAbyrinth is based on the investigations of both the murders as carried out by LAPD Det. Russell Poole with the help of journalist Randall Sullivan, which was ultimately disbanded by LAPD forcing Poole to an early retirement. The film uncovers Poole’s rejected theory and link in both the murder cases. Johnny Depp stars as Russel Poole while Forest Whitaker stars as Jack, a character based on Sullivan. Based on the 2002 book of the same name, the film is directed by Brad Furman and is expected to release in fall, this year.

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5. King of the Jungle (Announced)

McAfee. The antivirus software protecting your computer systems for years from unwanted viruses, unknown ad-clicks, and bad downloads. The company was started by John McAfee, a man with drugs problem, fired from jobs, kicked out of schools and still managed to make $100 million at one time in his life.

Now imagine Johnny Depp playing such a man. And if you are excited at the thought, there’s good news. It has been announced that a film based on John’s life titled ‘King of the jungle’ will be made under the direction of Glen Ficarra and John Requa. And that’s not it. The film covers the part of John’s life when Wired magazine writer Joshua Davis visited him in his compound in Belize; at a time when McAfee was surrounded by sex, drugs, and weapons, and was facing a murder charge. However, the film hasn’t gone into production, it will be lovely to watch Depp as a drug-addict maniac living a drastic life, but somehow managing to come out clean. The film’s release date is yet to be decided.

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4. The Libertine (Project on Hold)

No it’s not the remake of the 2004 film of the same name which also starred Johnny Depp. The 2004 film didn’t do any good business despite Depp in the lead; maybe things can turn around this time when Depp teams up with director Brett Ratner.

The new film is about a French politician who is placed under house arrest in his luxurious apartment and awaits trial for sexual assault against a hotel maid. Now the case is exactly similar to a real-life incident where, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a French politician, and former IMF Director, was charged with sexual assault on Nafissatou Diallo, a hotel maid in New York in 2011.

The matter of sexual assault has taken up heat recently in the industry, and no member is taking it light and easy. However, it was reported that Ratner has put the project on hold, both he and Depp has to be careful while making this film as both of them has recently faced similar charges in recent times.

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3. London Fields (2018)

Based on a 1989 novel of the same name, the film is the story of a terminally ill writer, who has faced a writer’s block for last 20 years. The film was shot and completed in 2015. Directed by Matthew Cullen, the film was set to star Billy Bob Thornton in the lead role, with Amber Heard, Theo James and Jaimie Alexander in supporting roles.

Johnny Depp had an uncredited extended cameo in the film which was slated to release in late 2015 but was put on hold due to a lawsuit filed against the producers by Cullen. Cullen claimed that he wasn’t paid in full and that the film’s final cut was kept from him. However, he was countersued on the claims that he violated his contract by working on other projects during filming and that he withheld himself from film’s promotion and even encouraged the actors to do so.

Although Depp wasn’t there for the entire film, the critics who watched the film’s special screening deemed his role the best thing in the film. The hopes of an official release of the movie are now in mist, but I do hope the film does get a theatrical run and the work of the entire film crew gets its due credit.

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2. The Invisible Man (Announced/Hault)

In 2014, with the release of ‘Dracula Untold’, Universal Pictures announced that the film will start a new franchise, named Dark Universe, a reboot of its original Monster Film Franchise. ‘The Mummy’ was announced in 2015 and was released in 2017, taking out ‘Dracula Untold’ out the franchise. Soon, Universal announced solo films of characters Frankenstein, Jekyll & Hyde and The Invisible Man, events of all taking place in the same timeline.

Soon it was reported that Javier Bardem will be playing ‘The Invisible Man’. However, his role was confirmed to be of Frankenstein and that it is Johnny Depp who will be “Griffin”, the unseen man from the novel of H.G. Wells. Depp is slated to appear in the solo film ‘The Invisible Man’ and will reprise his role in a future crossover film.

But, the poor reception of Tom Cruise starer ‘The Mummy’ and its failure at box-office put the future films of the franchise on hold. Now, Universal Pictures has moved on to other projects and Dark Universe is in dark. Let’s hope we get to see him, or maybe not actually see him as Griffin and enjoy the horrors of the franchise.

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1. Fantastic Beast III & IV (To Be Announced)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is releasing this year, and the film is ready to break records with the help of an amazing ensemble, with Depp being the primary antagonist. Earlier in 2016, the first film of the franchise surprisingly introduced Depp as the film’s evil at the end. Shortly, writer J.K. Rowling announced that the film will be extended into a franchise of total five films. However no confirmation can be made before the release of the second installment, Depp might return in future films of the franchise.

It is unlikely that the franchise will introduce some other main villain, as even in Harry Potter series, Voldemort remained the primary antagonist in all films, despite having short appearances in the beginning of the series. So, who wants to watch Depp return as Grindelwald?

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