But the THR report explains that Disney “balked” at the idea of bringing Depp back.
If true, this is a massive blow to the series, as the Edward Scissorhands star arguably made the series what it is today.
It was previously thought that Depp would be included in the new films as a cameo character – but to no avail.
Unhappy fans have turned to a petition on Change.org in recent months, crying out for Disney to rehire Depp for the next film.
That petition recently hit 400,000 signatures, proving just how much people want to see the Hollywood legend in the film.