Hollywood Newspaper reports Johnny Depp is in talks with Disney to return as Captain Jack Sparrow of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series.
Information Johnny Depp re-teaming with Disney in a new installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series was confirmed by Express on June 27. The Mouse House is said to be very interested in mending relationships with actors.
“They contacted Depp before the June 1 verdict, and asked Depp if he wanted to do another pirate movie or two,” the source said, adding that Disney even sent gifts. gave Depp instead of making peace.
Gift with apology letter to Johnny Depp. “The content of the letter is very sincere,” the newspaper said.
Also according to Express, the company also wants Depp to star in a spin-off series about the early life of the captain of the Black Pearl. The film is scheduled to be released exclusively on Disney Plus.
The source said: “We can tell you that the studio is writing a screenplay for a Jack Sparrow movie. So they are extremely hopeful that Depp will forgive him and return to the iconic role.”
If Depp nods, he will receive 301 million USD. Disney agreed to pour more money into the charity that Depp represents to show his goodwill and desire to work with the actor.
This information has not yet been confirmed by the company. Johnny Depp’s rep has not yet commented.
Earlier in June, a former Disney Studios executive (who wished to remain anonymous) suggested that Depp could be invited to participate in a new installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. This person said: “I fully believe that after the verdict, Depp will return to the role that made him famous. Depp has too many advantages to bring the box office win to the work by the character Jack. ingrained in Disney culture.”
“Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer is appreciating Tom Cruise’s success in Top Gun: Maverick. He also hopes to find Hollywood stars capable of delivering a resounding success in the country. such a box office,” this person added.
Johnny Depp has starred in the Pirates series for the past 15 years. Captain Jack Sparrow’s final journey on the Black Pearl ship ended in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
During the defamation hearing, Depp announced that he would not cooperate with Disney even when it offered him $300 million.
Depp sued Heard over the op-ed she wrote, describing herself as ‘a public figure representing domestic abuse.’
The jury found in Depp’s favor on all three of his claims relating to specific statements in the 2018 piece.
The jury found Depp should receive $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, but the judge reduced the punitive damages award to $350,000 under a state cap.
Heard has said she plans to appeal the verdict as she teeters on the brink of bankruptcy.
A source close to the Aquaman star claimed the 36-year-old actress was ‘broke’ that she ‘considers her career in Hollywood over’ and ‘has nothing to lose’ following a disastrous few months.
Heard admitted through her lawyer that she cannot afford the $8.3 million in damages awarded to Depp.
Lawyers for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have now failed to reach a last-minute agreement which might have seen the damages the actress owed to her former husband be reduced, following their six week defamation trial which ended earlier this month.
Instead, the judge in the trial made the jury’s award official on Friday with a written order for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as a domestic abuse victim in an op-ed piece she wrote.
Judge Penney Azcarate finalized the verdict as she entered a judgment order into the court record 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 award on her counterclaim that Heard was defamed by one of Depp’s lawyers.
The order 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 short marriage during a televised trial that was closely followed on social media.
Attorneys for both Depp and Heard were unable to reach a last-minute settlement which now means there may be a costly and lengthy appeals process.
In three weeks, the case will move to the Court of Appeals of Virginia during which time both parties will have 30 days to file a notice of appeal.