After Johnny Depp lost his iconic role as a clumsy pirate in the 2018 Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Disney is said to have reconnected with the actor for a fresh start.

“I hope everyone saw that because I’m not doing that again!” Said Captain Jack Sparrow aka Johnny Depp in a Pirates of the Caribbean film. But currently it looks as if he does not want to repeat this sentence. A movie industry source contacted pop culture magazine Poptopic with surprising news, claiming that Depp is very likely to return to Disney.

In 2018, Johnny Depp lost his signature role, the pirate Jack Sparrow, after his ex-wife, Amber Heard, suggested in an interview that Depp had hit her. Disney then took action and Depp was rid of his role. Johnny Depp shaped the role of Jack Sparrow with his own sensitivity and acting talent from the first film. The clumsy, the special quirks and even the look of the pirate was created by Depp. Despite the script, he created his very own pirate and it has achieved cult status over the years.

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In recent months, Depp has been conducting a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. He wanted to clear his reputation again. He won the case and Heard was found guilty of defamation of the famous actor with a fine of $10.35 million. However, while still in the process, Depp said he never intended to return as Captain Jack Sparrow. His ex-wife’s lawyer asked in court: “The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing in the world would make you pay for a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’- Disney movie to return? Right?” The actor’s response was, “That’s right, Herr Rottenborn”. According to the source, this attitude seems to be slowly softening.

Disney is said to offer Johnny Depp $301 million

But apparently Disney also followed the process and entered into negotiations with Johnny Depp again. “I know the company sent him a gift basket with a very heartfelt letter of apology, but I’m not sure how Depp took it. But what I can tell you is that the studio already has a draft of a film about Jack Sparrow – so they are very confident that Johnny will forgive them and return as his iconic character,” the source said.

The negotiations are said to be about a sum of 301 million dollars, after all, 300 million dollars in the process were not enough for Depp, the film giant seems to be doing without the alpacas. However, this large sum is not only intended for another sixth part of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, but also for participation in an additional spin-off series for the Disney streaming service. The producers are said to be planning their own series about the past of the cult pirate Sparrow.

As if that weren’t enough, in addition to this offer, according to the insider, Disney is offering a “significant donation” that Depp should donate to a charity of his choice if the deal goes through. A clever tactic that puts the 59-year-old in a moral situation to return to the role of his life.

Sources: Poptonic, Daily MailExpress