A spokesperson for Johnny Depp denied rumors of the actor holding talks with Disney to reprise the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, according to Fox News Digital.
Depp, 59, was reportedly set to sign a $301 million deal with Disney to appear in his sixth pirate film.
The rumor, started by Australian gossip site Poptopicgained traction online until Depp’s team quickly put an end to it, as the actor has previously stated that he feels betrayed by Disney.
During his defamation trial against Amber HeardDepp’s legal team argued that Disney dropped him from the pirates franchise following his ex-wife’s 2018 Washington Post op-ed, in which she describes herself as a domestic abuse victim.
Johnny Depp feels betrayed by Disney
Heard’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn confronted the Depp during cross-examination with a statement the actor had made to the press.
“If Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacasnothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film, correct?” Rottenborn asked Depp.
Depp replied, “That is true,” and later told his lawyer Camilla Vasquez during questioning that he felt betrayed by Disney, saying the company spurned him.
The jury awarded Depp $10.35 million in damages after finding that Heard defamed him by accusing him of domestic violence.