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Not $300 Million Salary, Johnny Depp Wants One Thing Before He Says Yes To Pirates of the Caribbean 6

Not $300 Million Salary, Johnny Depp Wants One Thing Before He Says Yes To Pirates of the Caribbean 6

When we make a list of the most charismatic actors of all time, Johnny Depp would surely be one of the names that would make it on the list. The actor has been in the movie industry for almost four decades, he can only be described as an actor who is charismatic, and versatile for all the different roles he has played in his long and successful career.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

In his 39-year-long career, the Rango actor’s most iconic character would be Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean. His portrayal of the charismatic pirate in the franchise was loved by fans and critics, and it was Depp’s character that made the character so popular. However, during the infamous Heard vs Depp trial, he was sacked by Disney for the charges he faced. But it looks like the Black Mass actor is ready to return to the franchise if his one condition is met by Disney.

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Johnny Depp States His Only Condition To Return For Pirates of the Caribbean 6

Johnny Depp has left an indelible mark in the memories of the fans as Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. His character quickly became famous for his charm, witty one-liners, and his unpredictable personality. However, during the defamation trial when his name was tangled with crimes like verbal and physical assault, and substance abuse, Disney decided to fire him from the franchise.

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Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow

The Rum Diary actor’s image was immensely affected due to the trial, soon the actor also stated that he wouldn’t work with the franchise again, as he felt betrayed. Fans were heartbroken, and it was impossible imagining someone apart from Depp playing the role of Captain Jack Sparrow. However, it looks like he’s ready to return to the franchise if Disney meets his only condition, and no it is not the rumored $300 million salary that circulated the internet once. An insider from the franchise came forward and stated that “Anything is possible. If it’s the right project, he’ll do it.”

A still from Pirates of the Caribbean film series
A still from the Pirates of the Caribbean film series

The statement of the insider aligns with the recent statements of Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of Pirates of the Caribbean 6 stated about the progress of the film, and how they are focusing on one step at a time. 

“We’re still working on it, nothing’s definitive yet. But we continue to take little baby steps getting towards a screenplay.”

The script for the sixth sequel of the movie is not completed, nor negotiations have begun with the actors. Hence, Depp can return to the franchise not for the lucrative salary but for his fans dying to reprise his iconic role one more time.


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Johnny Depp Has Never Watched His Pirates of the Caribbean films

The Pirates of the Caribbean movie series began in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The film introduced the viewers to Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp, who continued to reprise the role in the movies that followed the first film. His portrayal of the titular character was the major reason for the franchise’s success, grossing a billion dollars in revenue and becoming a pop-culture icon.

During the defamation, while testifying Johnny Depp stated that he has never watched Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Johnny Depp from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

I didn’t see it … But the film did pretty well, apparently. And they wanted to keep going, making more. And I was fine to do that. It’s not like you become that person, but if you know that character to the degree that I did – because he was not what the writers wrote, so they really weren’t able to write for him… Once you know the character better than the writers, that’s when you have to be true to the character and add your words.”

The Edward Scissorhands actor continued he never intended to become an actor, and he came into acting by accident.

“I was no means to be an actor … But the fact that these people were going to pay me a ludicrous amount of money … It was $12,800 per week. I had never seen that kind of dough in my life.”

While this might sound crazy to some fans, how their favorite actor joined the industry by accident. His distinct traits and acting skills have surely become one of the biggest names in the industry.

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Pirates of the Caribbean film series can be streamed on Disney+.

Source: People

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