Johnny Depp could return as Captain Jack for the ‘Pirates’ role with a $301M deal as per a report

Johnny Depp could be getting ready to walk the plank again as Captain Jack Sparrow. A recent report claims that there are rumors Disney is negotiating a “$301 million agreement” with the actor for a sixth Pirates of the Caribbean movie and spinoff series.

The alarming information, according to reports, was disclosed in a recent interview with Poptopic, an Australian newspaper. According to reports, the shocking information was revealed in a recent interview with Poptopic, an Aussie outlet Poptopic.

Johnny Depp portrays Captain Jack Sparrow in a scene from "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."

“The deal is reportedly for Johnny Depp to return as Jack Sparrow,” the little leaking birdie claimed to the Down Under entertainment website.

Disney dropped the 59-year-old “Donnie Brasco” actor from the sixth and final “Pirates” film after Heard’s 36-year-old Washington Post op-ed, which Depp claimed falsely accused him of being a domestic abuser. Depp had starred as the dashing buccaneer in five “Pirates” films over the previous 19 years. The “Edward Scissorhands” icon reportedly missed out on a $22.5 million paycheck as a result.

Depp’s victory in a highly publicized defamation lawsuit earlier this month, though, suggests that the House of Mouse would be open to rehiring him in the legendary part.

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“Disney is very interested in patching up their relationship with Johnny Depp,” the source alleged to Poptopic. “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 ‘Pirates’ film or two.”

The E! network said that a source close to the actor informed NBC News that “this is made up,” although Depp and Disney’s representatives have not yet responded to The Post’s request for confirmation.

Depp will supposedly “return as Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 6’ and a spin-off Disney+ series on the early life of the Captain of the Black Pearl,” per the source, as part of the rumored comeback agreement, which is apparently worth a cool $301 million.

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“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,” the source claimed.

The latest information comes after an unnamed Disney executive made a suggestion that the “Finding Neverland” star would don Captain Jack Sparrow’s tricorn hat once more after winning his defamation case.

“I absolutely believe post-verdict that ‘Pirates’ is primed for rebooting with Johnny as Capt. Jack back on board,” the source said in an interview with People magazine earlier this month. “There is just too much potential box-office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded in the Disney culture,” they added.

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In his defamation action against Heard earlier this month, Depp won more than $10 million. Heard was found accountable by a jury in Fairfax, Virginia for defaming Depp. However, the jury only gave Heard $2 million in damages after finding that one of Depp’s attorneys had slandered her.

Nevertheless, the “Aquaman” actress reportedly intends to appeal after she and Depp’s lawyers were unable to reach a deal on Friday.

Source: nypost.com