Johnny Depp hope – Pirates of the Caribbean star ‘considering’ return

Johnny Depp hope – Pirates of the Caribbean star ‘considering’ return

11/01/2022

Johnny Depp discusses Pirates of the Caribbean in 2017

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Johnny Depp was last seen in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in 2017’s Dead Men Tell No Tales (otherwise known as Salazar’s Revenge). But after Amber Heard, his wife at the time, accused the actor of “domestic abuse”, Disney dropped the actor from the swashbuckling franchise. However, a new report claims the star is “considering” a comeback after five years away from the series.

A source told Australian outlet Poptonic that Disney is “thinking” of offering a staggering sum to Depp to make a return as Captain Jack Sparrow. (Via The News)

They wrote: “Disney is thinking about offering $300 million for Johnny Depp’s return but nothing has been agreed yet.”

They went on to add that Depp is open to hearing them out, saying: “As of right now, Johnny is still considering any offer that comes his way.”

The source went on to note that this would be “big win” for the American actor, who has only acted in a handful of pictures since Heard’s accusations. 

Before he was dropped, Depp was one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. And it’s easy to see why, considering the Pirates of the Caribbean series has earned more than $4.5 billion at the box office.

If these comeback rumours are true, Depp’s comeback would be monumental. Especially considering how passionate his fans are about him making a comeback to the series.

In recent years they started a powerful petition online to bring him back to the film series, titled “We want JOHNNY DEPP back as CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW”. At the time of writing, the petition has 878,812 signatures.

Express.co.uk has contacted a Johnny Depp representative for comment on this story.

Johnny Depp reunites with his legal team at one of his show

This is not the first time a report has been published claiming Depp was working with Disney once again.

Back in July, a source said Disney was “very interested in patching up its relationship with Johnny Depp”. They added: “They reached out to the actor prior to his defamation trial against Amber Heard and asked whether he would be interested in returning for another pirate film or two.”

They also claimed: “I know corporate sent him a gift basket with a very heartfelt letter,” the source said. “But I’m unsure how it was received.”

However, Depp’s people later provided an update on this reported olive branch from Disney.

Depp’s representative told E! at the time: “This is made up.”

This is also not the first time this enormous salary has been thrown.

While Depp was in court facing his ex-wife, Heard, over abuse claims, he was asked if he would ever return to working with Disney.

He claimed he would not make a comeback as Jack Sparrow, even for “$300 million and one million alpacas”.

Since then, a new Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been revealed to be in production.

Margot Robbie, of Harley Quinn fame, confirmed she is involved in the upcoming franchise reboot.

She explained the new film series, written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, would include lots of “girl power”.

The Pirates of the Caribbean films are available to stream on Disney Plus now.

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