Johnny Depp's rep says the actor will not be returning to Jack Sparrow role

Los Angeles, California - A representative for Johnny Depp shut down rumors of the actor returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Johnny Depp's representative reportedly shut down rumors about the actor returning to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Johnny Depp's representative reportedly shut down rumors about the actor returning to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.  © Collage: Jesse Grant/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP & JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP

A recent Poptopic story that went viral on Monday claimed a source close to Disney claimed that the company offered Depp $301 million and "a sizable donation to a charity of the actor's choice" in an effort to get Depp (59) to return to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow.

Excited fans and media outlets ran with the news, but a rep for the actor reportedly insinuated that we shouldn't hold our breath, simply stating "this is made up."

Depp played the character in five of the six Pirates films before Disney infamously axed him from the franchise in 2018.

During his recent defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard (36), Depp's attorney Ben Rottenborn asked his client, "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?"

Depp responded, "That is true, Mr. Rottenborn."

Furthermore, When producer Jerry Bruckheimer was asked by The Times if Depp would return to Pirates, he responded, "Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided."

Though it's not looking like Depp will reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, you can never say never!

Cover photo: Collage: Jesse Grant/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP & JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP

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