Tim Burton doesn’t rule out working with Johnny Depp again

Johnny Depp has the support of his long-time collaborator Tim Burton credit:Bang Showbiz

Johnny Depp has the support of his long-time collaborator Tim Burton credit:Bang Showbiz

Tim Burton hasn’t ruled out working with Johnny Depp again.

The Hollywood director and actor have collaborated on numerous films over the years, including ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘Dark Shadows’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Sweeney Todd”.

And the 64-year-old filmmaker would jump at the chance to work with Depp again if the right part presented itself, despite his recent high-profile legal battles with his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Burton is quoted by ComicBook.com as saying, “If the right thing was there, of course… I think with anybody, you’re from, I never work with anybody, even my friends, that’s not is not like a party so i would always like to try with him or anyone to go what’s the role what’s the trick and then is that the right thing, is- What is the right character? I take things on this basis and not on others.

Depp last week appealed the “erroneous” decision that awarded Heard $2 million in damages in his defamation lawsuit.

The former couple were embroiled in a six-week lawsuit earlier this year over an op-ed the Aquaman star wrote in 2018 about being the victim of domestic violence, the ‘Pirates of the Dead’ star Caribbean” ultimately winning more than $10 million in damages after winning his three defamation suits and his ex-spouse one of his three countersuits.

But on November 2, Depp’s legal team filed a case with the Virginia Court of Appeals, arguing that the 59-year-old star should not be held liable for comments made by his attorney, Adam Waldman, who said to the Daily Mail in comments published on April 26, 2020, that Heard and friends tricked his client into calling police with a ‘hoax’ of abuse allegations in 2016, remarks the jury decided he had made while acting as an agent for the ‘Black Mass’ actor.

Depp’s attorneys argued in court papers that, despite an “unequivocally favorable verdict” for their client, “the trial court was faced with a number of novel and complex legal and factual issues, and although the trial court decided the vast majority of these issues reasonably and correctly, some decisions were wrong.”

They continued: “The judgment in favor of Ms. Heard on this statement alone is erroneous. Ms. Heard’s claim was fatally flawed, and the trial court should have granted Mr. Depp’s motion for summary judgment and his motion for expungement of evidence.

“Ms. Heard presented no evidence at trial that Mr. Depp was personally involved in making or carrying out any of Waldman’s three statements. Indeed, Mr. Depp testified that he never even given Waldman’s statements before the counterclaim was filed in August 2020.

“Mr. Waldman is an independent contractor, whose allegedly tortious conduct is not automatically attributable to Mr. Depp” and “no evidence of Mr. Waldman’s actual malice was presented at trial” by the legal team of Heard.

“This Court should set aside the judgment on Ms. Heard’s counterclaim relating to the April 27 Waldman statement, but should otherwise affirm the judgment in favor of Mr. Depp.”

Heard also appealed the verdict, having previously failed in his bid to have a mistrial declared amid allegations of jury fraud.

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