Johnny Depp's rep denies Rs 2,535 crore deal with Disney, calls it 'made up'

Johnny Depp had a fallout with Disney four years back, after which he was dropped from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 

Disney had distanced itself from Johnny Depp just four days after Amber Heard's op-ed in The Washington Post, back in 2018. 

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." 

Depp : "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. 

Speculations about Johnny making a comeback to the Disney film have been rife, ever since a jury ruled mostly in his favour in his recent defamation trial against Amber. 

Johnny's representative denied the reports that the actor will join hands with Disney almost four years after they reportedly cut ties with him, when his ex-wife Amber Heard spoke about being a domestic abuse victim in an op-ed.