Johnny Depp, having been vindicated after Amber Heard’s claim of him being a domestic abuser, is looking at a $300 million windfall to return as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Wow, Amber Heard must be losing her mind.
Embattled actor Johnny Depp is rumored to be getting paid more than $300 million to return to “Pirates of the Caribbean,” after getting unceremoniously dumped from the franchise in 2018 amid abuse allegations by ex Amber Heard. A source close to Disney allegedly dropped the bombshell in a new interview with Aussie outlet Poptopic.
“The deal is reportedly for Johnny Depp to return as Jack Sparrow,” the little leaking birdie claimed to the Down Under entertainment website.
There were rumors the franchise was going to cast a woman for the lead role. Thankfully, that looks like it wont happen now.
The 59-year-old “Donnie Brasco” star had played the swashbuckling buccaneer in five “Pirates” movies over the last 19 years, before Disney dropped him from the sixth and final installment in the wake of 36-year-old Heard’s 2018 Washington Post op-ed which Depp claimed defamed him as a domestic abuser. This reportedly caused the “Edward Scissorhands” icon to lose out on a $22.5 million payday.
I regard Johnny Depp the same way I like Tom Cruise. Yes, they’re both eccentric, but they have a gift for finding good roles in good films. Depp just needs to find better love interests, because his last one was a borderline psychopath.
P.S. – Apparently, Depp’s representative is now saying the actor is not in talks to appear as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. Not sure I believe it, but I anted to post this in case the story is correct.