Rumours are rife that Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, who turned into recently in the news for his defamation trial against his ex-spouse and actress Amber Heard,

has been offered a whopping USD 301 million deal through Disney to return to the 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' franchise as his iconic character, Captain Jack Sparrow.

Several publications have also reported that according to sources Disney has also offered an apology letter to the star. However, neither the actor nor Disney has confirmed the information yet.

An entertainment news portal called Poptopic.com reported the news. The Australian pop-culture gossip site spoke to a few industry insiders and claimed that,

"Disney has supplied Depp a USD 301 million contract deal for him to return as Jack Sparrow in another Pirates movie and a Disney Plus series!"

Poptopic.com reported that as per a trusted source close to the company, "Disney could be very interested in patching up their relationship with Johnny Depp.

They reached out to the actor prior to his defamation trial against Amber Heard and asked whether he would be interested in returning for another Pirates movie or two."

"I know corporate sent him a gift basket with a very heartfelt letter, but I`m unsure how it was received.

But what I can tell you is that the studio has already penned up a draft for a movie approximately Jack Sparrow

so they are very hopeful that Johnny will forgive them and return as his iconic character," alleged the insider.