Early in June, online speculations circulated regarding a contract including Johnny Depp’s return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as Captain Jack Sparrow. When a report by Australian pop culture rumour site Poptopic.com said that the actor had been offered $301 million for his comeback to the series, the speculations got started. It appears that there is no confirmation for this assertion, nevertheless.
The website claims that Disney delivered a sincere note and a draught of the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film. However, neither Disney nor Depp have responded to these rumours with any formal information as of yet.
Although some had questioned the accuracy of the Dianne Anders piece, many people on social media had repeated the assertion.
The purported $301 million offer from Disney to Johnny Depp is unsubstantiated.
According to Poptopic, the information was obtained from a business insider whose name was kept a secret in the story. Anders claimed to have an industry source for the news, but the piece was posted to the site with the tag “rumour,” raising doubts about its veracity.
The insider source is mentioned in the piece as saying: ” “I’m not sure how it was received, but corporate gave him a gift basket and a nice message. I can tell you, though, that the studio has already written the first script of a movie about Jack Sparrow, and they are quite hopeful that Johnny would accept their apology and reprise his legendary role.” the truth of the claims
The $301 million offer claim in the article raises doubts about its veracity because it is very close to the sum cited by Johnny Depp. The 58-year-old actor testified in court that he would not return to the franchise even if he were given $300 million to play Jack Sparrow once more.
Tina Newman, a Disney official, pre-recorded a deposition for the trial, which was played in the courtroom in May. Attorney Benjamin Rottenborn for Amber Heard questioned Newman:
Is Disney aware that Mr. Depp has stated, in sworn testimony, that he wouldn’t accept a role in a future instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for $300 million and a million alpacas?
At the time, according to Newman, Depp’s statement was unknown to The Walt Disney Studios. The assertion of a $301 million offer is also in doubt because neither the newspaper nor its contributor is a reputable media organisation. It is also unclear how they might have acquired a verifiable insider tip on Disney’s reported offer to Johnny Depp from someone.
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise made more than $4.5 billion globally across five movies, according to CNBC. In 2011, Johnny Depp claimed that he received excessive pay for his acting roles in an interview with Vanity Fair. Additionally, it was noted at the time that the native of Kentucky had made more than $300 million for the series’ first four movies combined.