After being dropped from the franchise in 2018, Johnny Depp is reportedly set to return to Pirates of the Caribbean.
During the last 15 years, Depp has starred in five Pirates films and in 2017, he made what was thought to be his final voyage on the Black Pearl in Dead Men Tell No Tales.
A source told Poptopic that the actor, 59, has been in talks with Disney about a ‘$300 million deal’ following his defamation trial victory over Amber Heard.
After being dropped from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in 2018, Johnny Depp is reportedly planning a return to the franchise.
Depp played the major lead in five Pirates movies over the past 15 years, and made what was thought to be his final voyage on the Black Pearl in Dead Men Tell No Tales released in 2017.
However, a source told Poptopic that the actor, 59, has been in talks with Disney about a ‘$300 million deal’ after winning his defamation trial against Amber Heard.
The actor was contacted prior to his defamation trial against Amber Heard and asked if he would be interested in returning for another pirate film or two.
There are also plans for another Disney Plus project. According to reports, Johnny Depp will reprise his role as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 and a spin-off series about the early life of the Captain of The Black Pearl will air on Disney Plus.
According to them, the studio already drafted a script for a movie about Jack Sparrow, so they are confident he will return to the role.
According to the source, the media house is working on a ‘$301 million deal’ to coax Depp back soon and will also reportedly donate a significant amount to a charity of Depp’s choosing as a gesture of goodwill.
After being snubbed from the sixth Pirates movie, Edward Scissorhands previously told the jury he would not work with Disney again.
Heard’s Washington Post op-ed published in 2018 didn’t identify Depp by name, but clearly branded him as a domestic abuser, according to Depp’s legal team.
Disney executives treated him as ‘guilty until proven innocent’, Depp said.
Stuart Beattie, the original Pirates script writer, confirmed publicly that Disney Studios was ditching the star in 2018 as they rework the entire franchise.
Beattie confirmed exclusively to DailyMailTV at a red carpet event in Hollywood that Depp will not reprise his role as Jack Sparrow.
On all three of Depp’s claims relating to specific statements in the 2018 piece, the jury found in his favor.
Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, but the judge reduced the punitive damages award to $350,000 under state law.
She has said she plans to appeal the verdict as she teeters on the verge of bankruptcy.
Aquaman actress, 36, is ‘broke’ and ‘has nothing to lose’ following a disastrous few months, according to a source close to her.
She admitted through her lawyer that she could not afford the $8.3 million in damages awarded to Depp.
Despite their six-week defamation trial ending earlier this month, Johnny Depp’s lawyers and Amber Heard’s attorneys failed to reach a last-minute agreement which would have reduced Amber Heard’s damages.
As a result, the judge on Friday made the jury’s award official by ordering Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself in an op-ed piece as a domestic abuse victim.
After a brief hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court, Judge Penney Azcarate entered a judgment order into the court record.
source : dailymail