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Johnny Depp Was To Earn £18 Million From Pirates Of The Caribbean 6

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Johnny Depp Was To Earn £18 Million From Pirates Of The Caribbean 6

Depp has said he will never work on another pirates’ film.

Johnny Depp was set to earn $22.5million from the sixth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean before being axed from the film. His agent, Jack Whigham, shared this news of the earning in court as he testified via a video link in the defamation case against Amber Heard. 

Whigham insisted Heard’s 2018 op-ed in Washington Post damaged a potential deal between Depp and Disney.

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“With respect to Johnny, it was catastrophic because it was coming from a first-person account; it was not from a journalist, not someone observing, it was from someone saying this happened to me.” When asked by Depp’s lawyer about what role the actor was going to have in the upcoming movie, Whigham dropped a bombshell.

He responded: “Captain Jack Sparrow.”

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The court then witnessed Heard’s lawyer objecting to the question on the basis it was speculation and hearsay, but then the judge presiding over the case clarified: “I’ll allow it.” In 2019, it was reported that the Pirates of the Caribbean series would instead be going in a different direction. Whigham continued that the independent drama Minamata, in which Depp was cast, also struggled after the op-ed came out to the public.

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“The op-ed came out in December right as we were going on Christmas break. Minamata was supposed to start (shooting) in January. It was very difficult to keep Minamata together. The financing became shaky; Johnny’s fee came down in order to save the movie.”

Elaine Bredehoft, Heard’s attorney, further asked if there was a confirmed lucrative contract between Depp and Disney for the 6th Pirates film. “Do you have an explanation why there is not even a piece of paper, nothing that suggested Mr. Depp is going to be in Pirates 6 as Jack Sparrow? Whigham replied: “We would work on many deals where you wouldn’t see a contract; they would be a verbal agreement. 

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