Disney DROPS Johnny Depp From Pirates Of The Caribbean

It’s been quite the run for Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. The Franchise that was based off of a Disneyland attraction has been entertaining fans since it’s first film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in 2003, Dead Man’s Chest in 2006, At World’s End in 2007, On Stranger Tides in 2011 and most recently Dead Men Tell No Tales last year. All these films featured one pirate in particular and that was of course Jack Sparrow. Recently we got news that Deadpool‘s writing team of Rhette Reese and Paul Wernick were working on a reboot script. But with this reboot, would they bring back Depp to reprise his role as the beloved pirate?


Today via DailyMailTV it has been revealed that Depp has been dropped from the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot. The news comes from the original Pirates script writer Stuart Beattie, who was first to publicly confirm the news from Disney Studios. We know that Depp has struggled with a lot of personal drama in his life as of late which include money issues, a drinking problem and his high profile split with Amber Heard. Not to mention the fact that the last Pirates film Dead Men Tell No Tales was the lowest performing film of the franchise.

During a red carpet event Beattie confirmed on camera the news and said that, “I think he’s had a great run. Obviously, he’s made that character his own and it’s become the character he’s most famous for now.” He also went on to comment on how for Depp, his high point in his career will be defined by his role as Jack Sparrow even though he was known for his smaller roles in films like Edward Scissorhands an other Tim Burton Films.
“I think Jack Sparrow will be his legacy. It’s the only character he’s played five times, it’s the character he dresses up in to visit children in hospitals, it’s what he’ll be remembered for”.

“Before Jack Sparrow came along, [Depp] was considered this kind of quirky, independent actor that made these really cool little Tim Burton films, but he was by no means a movie star and a lot of people thought we were crazy for casting him at the time,” continued Beattie. During this interview he also confirmed that Reese and Wernick were in fact working on script drafts.

If there was ever a time to drop Johnny Depp, this would be the proper time as the franchise will be looking for a new direction. What are your thoughts on this news? Does the lack of Jack Sparrow in the reboot make you less likely to watch? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Source: DailyMailTV

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