Johnny Depp's representative has finally commented on reports about the actor's return to Disney. A recent report said that Johnny has been in talks with Disney to play his popular character Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The report also said that Johnny will be paid a whopping $301 million by Disney for his comeback.
His rep told NBC News about the source-based report in Poptopic, "This is made up." It comes after Johnny told Amber's lawyer during the trial that 'nothing on this earth', not even '$300 million and a million alpacas' could get him to go back to work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film. The attorney, Ben Rottenborn, had asked him, "If Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film, correct?" Johnny replied, "That is true."
He also said about the entire episode with Disney, "Two years had gone by of constant worldwide talk about me being this wife-beater. So I'm sure that Disney was trying to cut ties to be safe. The #MeToo movement was in full swing at that point. They didn't remove my character from the rides. They didn't stop selling dolls of Captain Jack Sparrow. They didn't stop selling anything. They just didn't want there to be something trailing behind me that they'd find.
On the other hand, Disney displayed Johnny's image as Jack Sparrow in its light shows for the first time since 2018. The actor's image was projected onto the castle at Disneyland Paris as part of a Pirates of the Caribbean display.