Hollywood legend Johnny Depp has just been massively rewarded after standing up to the woke mob and winning a stunning court victory over his ex-wife Amber Heard.
The charges leveled by Heard had serious career repercussions for Depp.
But after winning his defamation lawsuit battle in court, it looks like he may be back on top.
According to multiple media reports, Disney wants Depp back in the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the hit “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
The company is reportedly trying to lure Depp back into the fold with a staggering $301 million deal.
According to Disney insiders, the company is “very interested in patching up their relationship with Johnny Depp.
“They reached out to the actor prior to his defamation trial against Amber Heard and asked whether he would be interested in returning for another Pirates film or two.
“I know corporate sent him a gift basket with a very heartfelt letter, but I’m unsure how it was received.
“But what I can tell you is that the studio has already penned up a draft for a film about Jack Sparrow — so they are very hopeful that Johnny will forgive them and return as his iconic character,” insiders said.
“Disney are [sic] prepping a deal for USD$301 million deal that will include a sizable donation to a charity of Depp’s choice.
“The deal is reportedly for Johnny Depp to return as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 and a spin-off Disney Plus series about the early life of the Captain of The Black Pearl.”
— New York Post (@nypost) June 27, 2022
Johnny Depp is set to return to Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise as Captain Jack Sparrow for a reported $301 million.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 27, 2022
From The New York Post.
The new development comes after an unnamed Disney executive hinted at the “Finding Neverland” actor donning Sparrow’s tricorn hat again following his defamation trial win.
“I absolutely believe post-verdict that ‘Pirates’ is primed for rebooting with Johnny as Capt. Jack back on board,” the source said in an interview with People magazine earlier this month.
“There is just too much potential box-office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded in the Disney culture,” they added.
Earlier this month, Depp was awarded more than $10 million in his defamation case earlier this month.
A jury in Fairfax, Virginia, found Heard liable for defaming Depp. The jury also found Heard was defamed by one of Depp’s lawyers but only awarded her $2 million in damages.