They assure that Disney would pay $ 301 million dollars to Johnny Depp to reprise his role in “Pirates of the Caribbean”

Johnny Depp.

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Now that the judgment between Johnny Depp Y Amber Heard It is already a thing of the past, after the court agreed with the actor and required her to pay him just over $10 million dollars after losing the defamation lawsuit, everything seems to indicate that the histrion could return to Hollywood in a big way. .

According to various media, Depp could receive a payment of just over $ 300 million to return to the franchise ofPirates of the Caribbean”, from which he was expelled in 2018 amid allegations of abuse by Heard.

Now, a source close to Disney assured in an interview with the Australian medium Poptopic that the studio supposedly wants to bring the actor back, regardless of the money to be disbursed.

“According to reports, the deal is for Johnny Depp to return as Jack Sparrow,” the insider told the entertainment website.

The 59-year-old “Donnie Brasco” star played the iconic pirate in five films in the saga, before Disney pulled him from the sixth and final installment in the wake of Heard’s Washington Post op-ed in 2018. Depp claimed that this text defamed him as a domestic abuser and, according to experts, this caused him to lose an approximate payment of $22.5 million dollars for said tape.

However, following Depp’s victory in the lawsuit against his former partner, it appears that the studio may finally reincorporate him into the franchise, especially given the widespread public love for the actor.

Disney is very interested in fixing its relationship with Johnny Depp“, the source tells Poptopic.

“The actor was contacted prior to his libel trial against Amber Heard and asked if he would be interested in coming back for one or two more Pirates movies…”

So far, neither Depp nor Walt Disney Pictures have commented on the matter.

His reinstatement deal, according to rumors, is reportedly worth $301 million, and would have Depp “coming back as jack sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean 6” and a Disney+ spin-off series about the Captain’s early life alongside the Black Pearl.”

What stands out from these data is the amount of the hypothetical deal. During the libel trial, Heard’s attorney asked, “Are you aware that Mr. Depp has testified under oath that he would not accept another role in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for $300 million and a million alpacas?” .

The actor’s immediate response was that he would reject that financial offer. Now it is speculated that what he actually did was put a price on his return to the franchise..

“What I can tell you is that the studio has already written a draft for a movie about Jack Sparrow, so they are very hopeful that Johnny will forgive them and come back as his character“said the source.

These reports come after an anonymous Disney executive hinted that the actor would put the Sparrow hat back on following his victory in the libel trial.

“I absolutely believe after the verdict that Pirates… is set to reboot with Johnny as Captain Jack back on board,” another anonymous source told People magazine earlier this month.

“There’s too much potential box office treasure for a beloved character rooted in Disney culture.”

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