Johnny Depp ‘returning’ to Pirates of the Caribbean after talks with Disney about a $300 million deal

Johnny Depp is said to be set to ‘return’ to Pirates of the Caribbean after being dropped from the franchise in 2018.

Depp has been the main lead in five Pirates films over the past 15 years and made what was believed to be his last trip on the Black Pearl in Dead Men Tell No Tales released in 2017.

But a source said Poptopic The 59-year-old actor has been in talks with Disney about a $300 million deal after winning his defamation trial again Amber Heard.

Exciting: Johnny Depp is said to be set to 'return' to Pirates of the Caribbean after being dropped from the franchise in 2018.

Exciting: Johnny Depp is said to be set to ‘return’ to Pirates of the Caribbean after being dropped from the franchise in 2018.

The insider revealed that Disney is interested in correcting the relationship with Depp and has recently reached out to him.

They said they had reached out to the actor prior to the defamation trial against Amber Heard and asked if he was interested in returning for another pirate movie or two.

The source added that another project is in the pipeline for Disney Plus. They said, “The deal is said to see Johnny Depp returning as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 and a Disney Plus spin-off about the early life of Captain The Black Pearl.”

They continued, “What I can say is that the studio has already drafted a movie about Jack Sparrow so they are very hopeful that Johnny will forgive them and return as his titular character.”

Sad: Depp has been the main lead in five Pirates films over the past fifteen years and made what was believed to be his last trip on the Black Pearl in Dead Men Tell No Tales released in 2017.

Sad: Depp has been the main lead in five Pirates films over the past fifteen years and made what was believed to be his last trip on the Black Pearl in Dead Men Tell No Tales released in 2017.

The source said the media house is working on a “$301 million deal” to persuade Depp to return soon, and is also reportedly adding a “significant donation” to a charity that Depp chooses as a goodwill gesture.

The Edward Scissorhands star previously told the jury he would not work with Disney again after being dropped from the sixth Pirates movie.

His legal team claims that Depp lost $22 million in payday after Heard published her Washington Post op-ed in 2018 that did not identify Depp, but apparently called him a domestic abuser.

Depp said he felt as though he was “guilty until proven innocent” with Disney executives.

The Return: A source told Poptopic that the 59-year-old actor held talks with Disney about a $300 million deal after winning a defamation trial again.

The Return: A source told Poptopic that the 59-year-old actor held talks with Disney about a $300 million deal after winning a defamation trial again.

The Pirates’ original screenwriter, Stuart Petty, was the first to publicly confirm that Disney Studios was letting go of the star in 2018 while reworking the entire franchise.

Speaking exclusively to DailyMailTV at a Hollywood red carpet event, Beattie confirmed to the camera that the reboot means Depp is out of the Sparrow role.

He nodded when he suggested that Depp came out, he said, “I think he’s been a great success. He obviously made this character his own and became the most popular character to date.”

“And kids all over the world love him as that character, so I think it was great for him, it was great for us, so I’m very happy about that.”

Depp sued Heard over the op-ed she wrote, describing herself as a “public figure who represents domestic violence.”

The jury found in favor of Depp on all three of his allegations relating to specific statements in the 2018 article.

The jury found Depp should receive $10 million in damages and $5 million in punitive damages, but the judge reduced the punitive damages to $350,000 under the state cap.

Heard said she plans to appeal the ruling as she teeters on the brink of bankruptcy.

A source close to the Aquaman star claimed the 36-year-old actress She was “shattered” because she “considers her Hollywood career is over” and “has nothing to lose” after a disastrous few months.

Heard admitted through her attorney that she could not afford the $8.3 million in damages awarded to Depp.

Example: Heard publicly admitted she couldn't pay Depp (right) after the jury awarded him $10 million and only $2 million in a highly publicized court battle.

Example: Heard publicly admitted she couldn’t pay Depp (right) after the jury awarded him $10 million and only $2 million in a highly publicized court battle.

Lawyers for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have now failed to reach a last-minute agreement that may have reduced the damages the actress owes to her ex-husband, after a six-week defamation trial that ended earlier this month.

Instead, the judge at trial issued a written order to the jury Friday to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as a victim of domestic violence in an op-ed she wrote.

Judge Penny Azcaret terminated sentencing because she entered a sentencing order in the court record after a brief hearing in Fairfax County Court. Neither Depp nor Heard were present.

It also ordered Depp to pay Heard $2 million, a jury award for her counterclaim that Heard was defamed by one of Depp’s attorneys.

It was a formality after the jury announced its verdict on June 1, largely siding Depp after a sensational trial in which the couple revealed shocking details of their brief marriage during a televised trial that was closely followed on social media.

Lawyers for both Depp and Heard were unable to reach a last-minute settlement which now means there could be an expensive and lengthy appeal process.

Within three weeks, the case will move to the Virginia Court of Appeals, where the parties will have 30 days to file a notice of appeal.

Update: The judge in Johnny Depp-Amber Heard's defamation trial made the jury award official on Friday

Update: The judge in Johnny Depp-Amber Heard’s defamation trial made the jury award official on Friday

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