According to The New York Post, Johnny Depp could return to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the sixth installment of the saga “Pirates of the Caribbean” with a fabulous contract of 300 million dollars.
The verdict of the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was rendered on May 17. The actress was ordered to pay her ex-husband $15 million in damages for defamation while the comedian was ordered to pay the sum of $2 million in compensatory damages to his ex-wife.
Following this verdict, fans of Pirates of the Caribbean have demanded en masse the return of the interpreter of Jack Sparrow in a 6th film.
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As a reminder, after 5 Pirates of the Caribbean films, Disney broke its contract with Johnny Depp just a few days after the publication in the Washington Post (in December 2018) of Amber Heard’s column in which she detailed the abuses she allegedly suffered.
During the trial, the actor said he felt cheated, as he was ready to move on and wrap up Jack Sparrow’s story properly.
“I felt like these characters should be able to say goodbye in due form. There’s a way to end such a big franchise and I think the characters deserved to have a positive ending. I meant to keep going ’til it was time to stopr”.
A return for an exorbitant sum?
The actor could indeed receive more than 300 million dollars to resume his role in the sixth installment of the saga Pirates of the Caribbean but also for a derivative series centered on the life of the Captain of the Black Pearl. This is according to a source at poptopic.
Information to be taken with tweezers, however. Representatives of Johnny Depp and the studio have not, to date, responded to the request for confirmation from the New York Post.
Jack Whigham, the star’s manager, said at the trial that before the scandal, Depp should have been paid $22.5 million (without profit sharing) to reprise his role in the sixth film in the lucrative franchise.
To compare, Variety has compiled the list of the highest paid actors of 2021. Daniel Craig is in 1st place in the ranking with 100 million dollars pocketed (streaming compensation included) thanks to the sequels of the film Rian Johnson’s Knives Out.
Dwayne Johnson is in second place with $50 million (streaming compensation included) for the Netflix film Red Notice while Will Smith is on the third step with 40 million received for The Williams Method, which won him an Oscar (and a scandal ).
However, the actor had not shot any film … His income came from his production company Smokehouse, but above all from the sale of his brand of tequila, Casamigosand its advertisements for Nespresso.