It is not yet known whether the sixth possible Pirates of the Caribbean will reopen to Johnny Depp alias Jack Sparrow, but certainly – according to the figures paid to the actor over the years – Disney had always considered him fundamental. To the point of not sparing any expense.
The situation of Pirates of the Caribbean saga it still is suspended: we know that the screenplay for a sixth filmby Craig Mazin And Ted Elliottwas approved by Disney, but of course everything is at a standstill due to the cross-strikes of authors and actors. The mystery remains about participation of Johnny Depp in the role of Jack Sparrownever lacking in the series and for many its essence, so much so that – as a Screen Rant article confirms – Disney never paid attention to the numbers when it came to casting him.
Pirates of the Caribbean – The sixth chapter is “a priority” for Disney
The amounts paid to Johnny Depp to play Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean
The figures circulated on Disney payroll For Johnny Depp and its Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean are in reality cumulative: in fact they do not only include the salary, but also the percentages of the proceeds included in the contracts subsequent to the one signed by the actor for the first Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), harbinger of “only” 10 million dollars for Johnny. In fact, the music changes significantly for the second and third chapters of the trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) e Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), which earned the actor $60 and $50 million respectively. Having completed the first triptych on a very high note at the box office (961 million dollars worldwide), Disney once again looked for Depp to start again, ultimately paying him 55 million for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011, worldwide gross 1,046,000,000 dollars) and even a monumental overall fee of 90 million for Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017), which took home almost 800 million at the box office.
In short, some evil people say that, ostracized by Hollywood or not, Depp could easily do without taking part in another Pirates of the Caribbean, certainly not needing any more money. The real question though is: on the contrary, Disney can afford to do without Jack Sparrowas symbol of this series of stories? The mysterious completed script for the sixth film was considered bizarre by himself Craig Mazin, who even thought of a rejection from the major label, who was instead enthusiastic. Has a way been found to make it work without Jack?