news culture Johnny Depp, back in Pirates of the Caribbean? Let’s take stock of the rumors
The Pirates of the Caribbean saga left us a little unsatisfied in 2017 with the launch of Salazar’s Revenge, a lackluster episode that didn’t satisfy fans. Moreover, it is for this reason that the latter claim the great return of the franchise, to erase the mistakes of the fifth episode. But will this sixth iteration be with or without Johnny Depp?
A $ 300 million check for Jack Sparrow’s return?
For years now, Disney has announced that the sequel to the Pirates of the Caribbean saga will be without Johnny Depp … In fact, following divergent visions and an altercation between the actor and Disney, the giant with big ears reveals the 20th December 2018 that the next Pirates of the Caribbean will simply be without Johnny Depp and his iconic character Jack Sparrow. But since the end of the trial that pitted him against Amber Heard, the Kentucky actor has grown in the esteem of many fans, which has led to the creation of a petition addressed to the Walt Disney Company; a petition that has exceeded 770,000 signatures, just that. The latter, as you can imagine, asks Johnny Depp to simply reprise the role of him.
At the same time, a voice points the tip of its nose on the Internet. The latter indicates that Walt Disney is currently in talks with Johnny Depp to re-enter the Pirates of the Caribbean saga and for this, the American studio would have offered the actor the sum of 301 million dollars (note the 1 to make everything more credible). A simply insane sum.
🎙 Disney has reportedly offered Johnny Depp a $ 301 million contract to return as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 😱😱😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/mMhONNxyUf
– 🔰Lesbestscenes®️ 🎥 (@bestscenes) June 27, 2022
Is Johnny Depp back or not?
On April 21, 2022, the actor officially stated during the trial that he would never reprise the role of Jack Sparrow for a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, regardless of the amount. This claim is still one as Johnny Depp reps today decided to speak on NBC News to put an end to all these rumors. In fact, they claimed it this $ 301 million contract story is just pure “invention” by the fans. In other words, the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean will therefore be done without Johnny Depp.
If we are to believe the latest information regarding the franchise, then, the next Pirates of the Caribbean opus will not be the sequel to Salazar’s Revenge, but a reboot of the 2003 film. It will be written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Ted Elliott (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). It would also appear that there is a second Pirates of the Caribbean project in the game as well. The latter would have actress Margot Robbie (The Suicide Squad) in the lead role. The whole would be a spin-off written by Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey).