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Johnny Depp to Get $35 Million for Pirates 4

Jack Sparrow collects his booty

While studio execs at Disney may forge ahead without Johnny Depp for the fifth and sixth Pirates of the Caribbean films, they’ll definitely be paying a hefty amount to have him in the latest sequel of the franchise.

Reportedly commanding a minimum of $35 million, Depp would shoot to the top of the highest-paid actors list, placing him above the likes of Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, and Mel Gibson, who ask for around $30 million (Depp received $25 million for the last Pirates sequel).

Yes, the Pirates of the Caribbean movies have dominated at the box office; however, higher-ups usually aren’t known to shell out $35 million paychecks, so what gives?

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Depp’s co-stars Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom will not be returning for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, freeing up lots of room in their budget. While the two lovebirds are out of the story, Geoffrey Rush is expected to reprise his role as Captain Barbossa and rumors say Penelope Cruz is set for the female lead.

At least one thing is for sure: with $35 million, Depp could buy another private island for himself!

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