The return of Johnny Depp like Jack Sparrow could come true. If the rumors are true, the actor would play the famous character again in pirates of the caribbean 6 and possibly in a series for Disney +. According to poptopicDisney would be willing to shell out more than $300 million to ensure Depp’s return to the franchise.
A close source assures that Disney is interested in mending the relationship with Johnny Depp after the domestic abuse scandal in their marriage. “They contacted the actor before his libel trial against Amber Heard and asked if he would be interested in coming back for another Pirates movie or two,” he revealed.
To close the deal, Disney would pay 301 million dollars, a figure that is related to the recent trial against his ex-wife. While on the stand, Johnny Depp was questioned by Ben Rottenborn, Amber Heard’s attorney, regarding his relationship with Disney and Pirates of the Caribbean.
“The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on earth would make you go back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean movie? Right?”
Johnny Depp answered yes, at the moment a smile escaped. The figure is important for the actor, since 300 million dollars was the amount he earned with the first five films of Pirates of the Caribbean. During the defamation trial it was revealed that Disney would pay Depp $22.5 million for a sixth, but the deal fell apart after Amber Heard’s column for the Washington Post in 2018.
Disney hasn’t offered Johnny Depp $301 million
Paying $301 million to make amends with Johnny Depp seems far too fanciful. Despite this, the source assures that Disney is preparing a final offer. The agreement would be two movies of Pirates of the Caribbean and possibly a series for Disney Plus dealing with the origins of Jack Sparrow.
A representative of the actor said to NBCnews that the rumor was false. Similarly, Jerry Bruckheimer was asked if he had considered Depp for a project. “Not at this time. The future is yet to be decided.”, commented the famous producer.
For now it’s too early to sign Johnny Depp or Amber Heard on any project. Experts assured at the end of the trial that it would be months before the actors got a leading role. The companies hope that the fever of Depp vs. Heard not to be singled out.
Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of destroying his career after publish a column in Washington Post where he talked about domestic violence. The actor said that Disney left him out of pirates of the caribbean 6 days after the piece was published, although he continued to profit from his image.
“They didn’t take my character out of the rides, they didn’t stop selling Captain Jack Sparrow dolls. They didn’t stop selling anything. They just didn’t want there to be something behind me that they could find,” he revealed. Johnny Depp assured that Disney played it safe by cutting off the relationship. After all, the #MeToo movement was at its height at the time.