The idea of the "movie star" has been dwindling over the years, as actors have become less and less of a draw to bring people into the theaters. But if there is anyone who is still capable of creating headlines, it's Johnny Depp. The A-list actor became memorable for the slightly off-kilter characters he'd portray on screen, from Edward Scissorhands to his most famous role as Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp likes being quirky and, for better or worse, it's made him one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood.

True, we could debate over the various peaks and valleys his career has experienced over the years, but it can't be argued that Depp doesn't leave his mark. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor knows how to keep himself busy, starring in as many as three more films before 2017 is even finished! Beyond that, he has numerous projects waiting in the wings over the next few years, so we thought we'd make it a lot easier for all you Depp fans to keep track of what he's got coming down the pipeline -- whether that project is officially happening or if it's just a rumor from three years ago. Here are the Johnny Depp movies you can start looking forward to.

London Fields

London Fields

Status: Heading to Theaters (maybe)

If you're a fan of following Hollywood trainwrecks, then you might already be familiar with London Fields. Based on a novel of the same name, London Fields was originally supposed to have released in 2015, but lawsuits between director Mathew Cullen and the movie's producers over an unapproved cut including 9/11 imagery have kept this film from seeing the light of day. The movie actually has a good cast with Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne, Billy Bob Thorton, Theo James, Jim Sturgess, and Jaimie Alexander, but that hasn't helped it any. Johnny Depp had a cameo role in the film, but many of the actors have been distancing themselves from the movie, and Depp is listed as an "uncredited cameo" on IMDb. Yeesh.

Release date: 2017

LAbyrinth cover

LAbyrinth

Status: Headed to Theaters

Johnny Depp stars in LAbyrinth (not a typo, actual title), a biographical crime thriller about the murders of hip-hop artists Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. Depp plays disgraced detective Russell Poole, who failed to solve the murders of the two men. Nearly 20 years later, he'll team up with a reporter to finally uncover the truth. It's certainly more down to Earth than some of Depp's other roles, and if done correctly, this could be something to pay attention to. The film also stars Forest Whitaker and is directed by Brad Furman.

Release date: 2017

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Status: Headed to Theaters

Now, here's a movie to watch out for thanks in no small part to its epic cast and creative team. Based on the classic Agatha Christie novel, Murder on the Orient Express follows a detective, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh, who also directs), who must solve a murder on a train ride where every passenger is a suspect. In addition to Johnny Depp as Edward Ratchett, the film stars Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Lucy Boynton, Derek Jacobi, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Olivia Coleman, Willem Dafoe and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo to only name a few. Yeah, this movie is dripping talent and Depp fits into the ensemble of this quite nicely.

Release date: November 10, 2017

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