On June 27th, the internet was buzzing after a report claimed Johnny Depp would be paid the big bucks for his return to the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Here’s what Depp’s team had to say about it.
Fans got excited after a source told PopTopic, "Disney is very interested in patching up their relationship with Johnny Depp." This comes after the actor and the network went their separate ways nearly four years ago. "They are very hopeful that Johnny will forgive them and return as his iconic character." But sadly, it seems this is fake news. One of Depp's representatives told NBC News, "This is made up." That's right. Sorry to disappoint, folks...
The 59-year-old actor previously portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow in all five of the franchise's films. The most recent one was back in 2017. But this isn't the first time that Depp's return has been teased. Back in May, the producer of the Pirates films, Jerry Bruckheimer, was asked if he thought that Depp would come back for any upcoming projects (Bruckheimer is currently working on two new movies). "Not at this point," he revealed to The Sunday Times. "The future is yet to be decided." We're holding on to that little bit of hope... Except based on what the actor himself has said, we kinda doubt he'll be coming back as Jack Sparrow anytime soon.
During his recent defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard Depp confessed he had no interest in working with Disney again. Heard's lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, said during the trial, "The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film? Correct?" To which Depp replied, "That is true, Mr. Rottenborn." We guess we have our answer... don't believe everything on the internet, folks. But luckily, Depp will be headed for an overseas tour in the following year with his Hollywood Vampires bandmates - classic rock icons Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Tommy Henriksen. Until then, stay tuned.