Johnny Depp ‘to return’ to Pirates of the Caribbean after talks with Disney over ‘$300 million deal’
Johnny Depp is reportedly set to return to Pirates of the Caribbean after being removed from the franchise in 2018.
Depp has been the main protagonist in five Pirates movies over the past 15 years and made what was considered his final journey on the Black Pearl in Dead Men Tell No Tales, which was released in 2017.
But a source told pop topic The 59-year-old actor is in talks with Disney over a $300 million deal after he won his defamation lawsuit again, Amber Heard.
Exciting: Johnny Depp is reportedly set to return to Pirates of the Caribbean after being pulled from the franchise in 2018
The insider revealed that Disney is interested in restoring the relationship with Depp and has recently reached out to him.
They said: ‘They contacted the actor ahead of his libel trial against Amber Heard and asked if he would be interested in returning for another pirate movie or two.
The source added that another project is in the works for Disney Plus. They 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.”
They continued: “What I can tell you is that the studio has already drafted a movie about Jack Sparrow, so they’re hopeful that Johnny will forgive them and return as his iconic character.”
Sad: Depp was the main protagonist in five Pirates movies over the past 15 years, making what was considered his final journey on the Black Pearl in Dead Men Tell No Tales, which was released in 2017.
The source said the media house is working on a “$301 million deal” to get Depp back quickly and is also reportedly adding a “significant donation” to a charity of Depp’s choice as a goodwill gesture.
The Edward Scissorhands star previously told the judges that he would no longer work with Disney after being scrubbed from the sixth Pirates movie.
His legal team alleges that Depp missed out on a $22 million payday after Heard published her Washington Post opinion in 2018 in which Depp was not identified, but clearly labeled him a domestic abuser.
Depp said he felt “guilty until proven innocent” to Disney executives.
Return: A source told Poptopic that the 59-year-old actor is in talks with Disney over a $300 million deal after winning his lawsuit for defamation again, Amber Heard.
Original Pirates screenwriter Stuart Beattie was the first to publicly confirm that Disney Studios dumped the star in 2018 while reworking the entire franchise.
Exclusive to DailyMailTV at a red carpet event in Hollywood, Beattie confirmed on camera that the reboot means Depp is out as Sparrow.
He nodded when it was suggested that Depp was out and said, “I think he’s had a great run. It’s clear he’s made that character his own and it’s become the character he’s most known for now.
“And kids all over the world love him as that character, so I think it was great for him, it was great for us, so I’m just really happy with it.”
Depp sued Heard over the op-ed she wrote, describing herself as “a public figure who represents domestic violence.”
The jury ruled in favor of Depp on all three of his allegations related to specific statements in the 2018 play.
The jury found that Depp should receive $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, but the judge reduced the damages to $350,000 under a state limit.
Heard has said she plans to appeal the verdict now that she is on the brink of bankruptcy.
Heard admitted through her attorney that she cannot pay the $8.3 million in damages awarded to Depp.
Ex: Heard has publicly admitted she can’t pay Depp (right) after the jury awarded him $10 million and her only $2 million in their much-discussed lawsuit
Attorneys for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have now failed to reach a last-minute deal that could reduce the damages the actress owed her former husband, following their six-week defamation lawsuit that ended earlier this month.
Instead, the judge in the trial made the jury award official Friday with a written order to Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as a victim of domestic violence in an op-ed she wrote. .
Judge Penney Azcarate completed the verdict when she entered a verdict on the trial file after a brief hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court. Neither Depp nor Heard were present.
She also ordered Depp to pay Heard $2 million, the jury’s price on her counterclaim that Heard was defamed by one of Depp’s lawyers.
The injunction was a formality after the jury announced its verdict on June 1, largely siding with Depp after a sensational trial in which the couple revealed lurid details of their brief marriage during a televised trial that was closely followed on social media.
Lawyers for both Depp and Heard were unable to reach a last-minute settlement, which now means a costly and lengthy appeals process.
In three weeks, the case will go to the Virginia Court of Appeals, during which time both parties will have 30 days to file an appeal.
Update: Judge in Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial made jury award official Friday