pirates of the Caribbean fans woke up this morning to various reports that Disney wants to attract Johnny Depp return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise by offering a staggering $301 million ($433 million) deal.
The hope is that Depp will reprise his beloved character Captain Jack Sparrow, a role he played in all five films until Disney reportedly dropped him in 2018 amid allegations of domestic violence by his ex. wife. amber heard.
According to the online news site pop themeDisney approached the actor with the offer before his gigantic libel victory against the aquaman star on June 1.
“Disney is very interested in fixing their relationship with Johnny Depp,” a source told the outlet. “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.
But fans of the franchise shouldn’t hold their breath as a spokesperson for the actor has dismissed the claims.
“This is made up,” said Depp’s rep. nbc news.
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This sentiment echoes that of pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who is currently working on two more movies for the franchise. When asked about sunday times in May, if Depp would return, the Hollywood heavyweight said: “Not at this time. The future has not been decided yet.”
Also, during Depp’s libel trial with Heard, the actor expressed disappointment at being kicked out of the movies and said he had no interest in returning to the franchise because he felt “betrayed” by Disney.
“Having added a lot of myself, a lot of my own rewriting, the dialogue, the scenes, the jokes, I didn’t quite understand how after that long relationship and a pretty successful relationship with Disney that… I was suddenly guilty until I was proven innocent,” Depp told the jury.
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