We all must have seen the headlines of the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. So naturally, all the media sources, even those in Pakistan, jumped up on the rumor mill and started posting about it. Supposedly Disney is offering Johnny $301 million to reprise his role as Jack Sparrow in the movie Pirates of The Caribbean.
“Disney is very interested in patching up their relationship with Johnny Depp. They reached out to the actor before his defamation trial against Amber Heard. They asked whether he would be interested in returning for another Pirates film or two,”— Poptopic reported, apparently quoting a source.
The actor himself quickly denied these rumors, who stated that these were ‘made-up’. Now fans want to see Johnny Depp return to the big screens. However, it may be a bit too early. Even if public opinion has primarily favored Johnny during and since the trial, Disney would not like to involve themselves with such a controversial figure so soon.
Lastly, we do not even know if Johnny wants to come back into acting and Hollywood. We all know how evil and toxic the environment can be for actors. Johnny Depp, who has been struggling with substance abuse for quite some time, may want to step back and heal before he throws himself back into Hollywood. Furthermore, Johnny has supposedly said that he would not do another pirates movie for “$300 million and a million alpacas.
So let’s hold our horses and wait till we get official confirmation for a new pirates movie. Until then, let us hope our media outlets can do their research before they churn out headlines.