The last couple of months have proven to be pivotal for the life and career of Johnny Depp and now that the Hollywood icon won the multi-million defamation case he filed against his ex-wife Amber Heard, a lot of people are under the impression that he is setting his sights on a major acting comeback.
This week, reports began surfacing all over the internet that Disney is finally bringing Depp back to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. If you may recall, the company unceremoniously axed Depp from the film series following allegations of domestic violence as well as his rumored unprofessional behavior on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2015.
Australian outlet Poptopic claims that the company offered the 59-year-old actor a whopping $301 million deal which would see him appear in future projects under the 'Pirates' banner.
Naturally, fans were delighted to learn about the news but apparently, there's no truth behind the said rumors. NBC News reached out to one of Depp's representatives (via E! News) who immediately dismissed the claims. The source simply says: "This is made up."
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Personally, I don't know what's stopping Disney from reinstating Depp, especially now that the allegations once thrown at him were proven to be false. I guess the House of Mouse just doesn't want to admit that they made the wrong call a few years back.
Meanwhile, all Pirates of the Caribbean films can be streamed on Disney+.