A source close to Disney has revealed that the production company is ready to offer Johnny Depp $301 million (€284 million) so he can return to play Captain Jack Sparrow in another Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
The American actor, who said he would no longer play the role of Jack Sparrow “for $300 million or a million alpacas,” now appears to be reconsidering his decision.
According to website Poptopic, a reliable source stated that “Disney is very interested in rebuilding a relationship with Johnny Depp. They contacted the actor ahead of the defamation trial against Amber Heard and asked if he was interested in returning to a movie or two.”
This interest is not new. In 2018, Disney wanted to secure the actor’s presence in another film, but after the actor was accused of domestic violence, the call ended.
Four years later and after The 59-year-old actor has been rehabilitated After these allegations, Disney is showing interest again and is ready to open a wallet to guarantee the actor’s services in the new movie of the saga, which premiered the first chapter 19 years ago.
The purported deal, revealed by Poptopic, also establishes Johnny Depp’s presence in the saga’s spin-off, which will explore the life of pirate Jack Sparrow in the period leading up to the release of the first film.
On the table is a $301 million contract that also includes a clause to donate a significant amount to a charity chosen by the Hollywood star.
Five years after the release of the last film in the saga, both the actor and Disney seem to have changed their minds about the relationship they had, and it seems that Jack Sparrow will even return to the big screen as Johnny Depp.