Johnny Depp Returning As Jack Sparrow After Multi-Million Dollar Deal With Disney?

By Britta DeVore | Published

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It’s been a wild ride for everyone who followed the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard case with the two at the front of it coming out the other end completely exhausted. While both have been affected by the courtroom proceedings, the biggest breath holder has been to see what will come of both of the actors’ careers. While Heard was able to snag roles during the pre-trial time, Depp became — in his own words — “a pariah” in the entertainment industry. It may be that things are turning around for the actor. According to Express, he may be putting on his pirate hat and strapping up his boots to once again join the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

The actor joined the franchise during its start almost two decades ago in 2003 in the iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow. While many faces associated with the swashbuckling stories — including Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightly — would fade away and leave the series, Johnny Depp was always a staple in the flicks until he was fired in 2018. According to the publication, since Depp won his court battle against his ex-wife, Disney has come forward to offer him a whopping sum to take the role back over and breathe life into the lungs of the since dead franchise. 

But, according to Johnny Depp’s testimony, it may take more than a gallon of rum and a treasure chest to get him to return to the Disney lot for filming. In fact, during an examination by one of Heard’s attorney’s, Ben Rottenborn, Depp was asked if anything could change his mind about reprising his role in Pirates of the Caribbean including “$300 million and a million alpacas,” to which the actor responded with a “no.” You know what they say, if a million alpacas can’t seal the deal, what will?

As part of the court proceedings, Johnny Depp’s dismissal from his role as the forever-drunk pirate was at the heart of it all. Depp claimed that he was released from the films due to the 2018 op-ed in which Heard claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse. While she never named the actor specifically, it was assumed by many that Heard was pointing the finger at her ex-husband. Things get a little murky here as the actor’s firing came three days before the op-ed was published, something that’s made those close to the case question if this was truly the reason the actor was let go.

During the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard proceedings, two witnesses came forward to say that the alleged abuse wasn’t the reason Depp was let go from the production. Production executive for Disney, Tina Newman, gave a flat out “no” during her deposition when asked if the op-ed held any sway in Depp’s ousting from not only Pirates, but from any other Disney based production. The actor’s former talent agent, Tracey Jacobs, was also called in for questioning and stated that he was let go from several projects due to his lateness in getting to set. Whatever the truth may be, fans who have supported Depp before and through the court proceedings are bound to be excited to know that there’s a possibility of the actor returning to decks and the seven seas as Captain Jack Sparrow.