Fans hail Johnny Depp as rep DEBUNKS 'Pirates of the Caribbean' $300M comeback rumor

'The Pirates franchise is dead in the water without Johnny,' one of the tweets read


                            Fans hail Johnny Depp as rep DEBUNKS 'Pirates of the Caribbean' $300M comeback rumor
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow (Getty Images)
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Johnny Depp won't be returning to reprise his role as the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow anytime soon, a representative of the actor said. The latest update quashes all the rumored reports of Disney offering the actor a whopping $300 million to return to the franchise. However, the rep called it "made up". 

Earlier, Depp was asked: “If Disney came to you with $300m dollars 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?” To which, he responded by saying "that is true", per The Independent. The 59-year-old has played the fan-favorite character in five of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies. There have been online petitions signed calling for the actor to return as Sparrow. Fans took to Twitter to share their two cents on the reports, and a segment of them still slammed Disney.

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Johnny Depp was earlier booted from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise (Captain Jack Sparrow/Facebook)

"Disney doesn’t deserve Johnny Depp. Tbh Disney needs Johnny more than Johnny needs them bc we know Pirates Of The Caribbean will never be the same without Johnny as Jack Sparrow. Instead of spreading rumors, Disney should publicly apologize. #CaptainJackSparrow #JOHNNYDEPPWINS," one of the fans wrote. This was seconded by another who wrote, "Unfortunately, we won't be watching it, since we no longer support Disney with our subscription, but I wish him all the luck in the world with his new project!"

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"Pirates of the caribbean is a dead franchise. I think Depp is already at another point in his life, he spent too much these 6 years and maybe he doesn't want to go back to Hollywood and just make other kinds of movies, I don't know," a tweet read. "The smartest thing @WaltDisneyCo could do is to bring him back. I guarantee it will come back in droves. But, I also think JD would probably tell them to shove it because he is gonna get even more with studios that did not abandon him based on one woman's words," a fan commented.

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"The Pirates franchise is dead in the water without Johnny. Trying to replace him after the hell he’s been through will be a box office flop. @Disney should give him the rights to Captain Jack. That’s the least they can do," one of the fans remarked. "Makes me sad though. I was hoping Disney would come up with an OTT way to make him feel loved again. I guess we will still always have Jack Sparrow. I just wouldn’t have minded one more. Especially thinking that Disney would have had to bend over backwards to get JD back," one of the fans tweeted.

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"It would be amazing for JD to make another Pirate’s movie. I know he said that he wouldn’t but his fans would be over the moon if he did. And you know..he loves his fans!" a tweet said. "Figured it wasn't true. Could still happen one day, if Johnny mends fences with Disney, but for now, that ship has sealed."


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Following the heated defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp has already dived back to acting signing up for a few projects. The actor is set to essay King Louis XV in 'Jeanne Du Barry' and is also looking at a musical gig with guitarist Jeff Beck. Only time will tell if he and Disney indeed strike up a deal that sees him return as Sparrow.

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