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Johnny Depp Is In Talks With Disney To Return As Jack Sparrow In Pirates Of The Caribbean

Disney is reportedly interested in patching the relationship up with Johnny Depp and has reached out to him after he won the defamation trial against Amber Heard.

Johnny Depp will reportedly return to Pirates of the Caribbean after being dropped from the franchise in 2018. Depp was the lead actor in all five Pirates movies over the past 15 years. Moreover, it was thought to be his final trip on the Black Pearl in Dead Men Tell No Tales which was released in 2017. However, a source told Poptopic that the actor has been in talks with Disney about a ‘$300 million deal’ after winning his defamation trial again Amber Heard, as per DailyMail.

The source revealed that Disney is interested in patching the relationship up with Depp and has recently reached out to him. The source said, “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.” The source added that another project is in the works for Disney Plus.

The source further said, “The deal is reportedly for Johnny Depp to return as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 and a spin-off Disney Plus series about the early life of the Captain of The Black Pearl.” The source continues to the outlet, “What I can tell you is that the studio has already penned up a draft for a film about Jack Sparrow so they are very hopeful that Johnny will forgive them and return as his iconic character.”

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The source also said that the media house is working on a ‘$301 million deal’ to bring Depp back soon and are also reportedly adding a ‘sizeable donation’ to a charity of Depp’s choice as a gesture of goodwill. The Edward Scissorhands star previously told the jury he would not work with Disney again after he was scrubbed from the sixth Pirates movie.

Meanwhile, his legal team claims Depp lost out on a $22 million payday after Heard published her Washington Post op-ed in 2018 that didn’t identify Depp, but clearly branded him as a domestic abuser. Depp said he felt as if he was ‘guilty until proven innocent’ with Disney executives. Original Pirates script writer Stuart Beattie was the first to publicly confirm that Disney Studios were ditching the star in 2018 as they rework the entire franchise, according to DailyMail.

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