No, Johnny Depp Is Not Returning To ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’

No, Johnny Depp Is Not Returning To ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’

A ridiculous rumor recently spread through the internet, riding the wave of starry-eyed fandom in the wake of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial

which sparked a deluge of support for the former Pirates of the Caribbean star.

The rumor states that Depp is set to return to his most iconic role

as Captain Jack Sparrow, for no less than $301 million dollars

The rumor also hinted that a Disney Plus series might be in the works

that would explore the early years of Jack Sparrow (despite Depp currently being 59 years old).

As amusing as it would be to watch an aging Depp play the younger version of a role that he has been phoning in for at least the last two films, the rumor is just not true

$301 million is an insane figure, equal to the entire budget of Pirates of the Caribbean

At World's End - not a cheap film (indeed, Davy Jones still holds up as one of the most convincing CGI creations ever put to screen).

Before he was fired from the franchise, Depp was reportedly due to earn $22.5 million for his 6th appearance as Jack Sparrow

 he received $50 million for the third film, At World’s End, during the peak of his popularity

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