A source close to Disney revealed that the production company is willing to offer 301 million dollars (284 million euros) to Johnny Depp so that he can return to play Captain Jack Sparrow in yet another film in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” saga.
The American actor who said he would not play the role of Jack Sparrow again “not for 300 million dollars and a million alpacas” seems to now be rethinking the decision.
According to the website Poptopic, a reliable source stated that “Disney is very interested in restoring the relationship with Johnny Depp. They contacted the actor ahead of the defamation trial against Amber Heard and asked if he would be interested in returning for a movie or two.”
This interest is not new. In 2018, Disney wanted to ensure 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 was cleared of these accusations, Disney is once again showing interest and is ready to open its purse strings to guarantee the actor’s services in the new film in the saga that debuted the first chapter 19 years ago. .
The alleged agreement, revealed by Poptopic, also establishes the presence of Johnny Depp in a spin-off of the saga that will portray the life of pirate Jack Sparrow in the period before the first film.
On the table is a contract worth 301 million dollars and which also includes a clause that provides for the donation of a considerable amount to a charity chosen by the Hollywood star.
Five years after 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 be back on the big screen as Johnny Depp.