Johnny Depp will no longer be playing the iconic character that he is best known for throughout the world, Captain Jack Sparrow. The Daily Mail confirmed that Depp will no longer be involved with the “Pirates Of The Caribbean” franchise from “Pirates” writer, Stuart Beattie.
According to the Daily Mail:
Superstar Johnny Depp has been dropped from the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise as Disney Studios plans a major reboot, DailyMailTV can reveal.
Depp was the major lead in five Pirates movies over the past 15 years – but it appears Captain Jack Sparrow has made his final voyage on the Black Pearl.
Original Pirates script writer Stuart Beattie is the first to publicly confirm that Disney Studios appears to be ditching the star as they rework the entire franchise.
Depp, 55, who has been dogged by personal dramas over the past four years, saw his last outing as Sparrow in Dead Men Tell No Tales, which became the lowest performing movie of the films.
Speaking exclusively to DailyMailTV at a red carpet event in Hollywood, Beattie confirmed on camera the reboot means Depp is out as Sparrow.
Nodding when it was suggested Depp was out, he said: ‘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.
‘And kids all over the world love him as that character so I think it’s been great for him, it’s been great for us, so I’m just very, very happy about it.’
As we reported this week, Disney will be moving forward to reboot the “Pirates Of The Caribbean” franchise with writers from the Deadpool and Zombieland franchises.
Although the Pirates franchise has been very successful for Disney, the franchise has shown its age as of late. Overall, the “Pirates Of The Caribbean” franchise has made a very impressive $4.5 billion for Disney.
The “Pirates Of The Caribbean” franchise world wide box office totals:
- The Curse Of The Black Pearl – $654 million
- “Dead Mans Chest” – $1.066 billion
- “At Worlds End” – $963 million
- “On Stranger Tides” – $1.045 billion
- “Dead Men Tell No Tales” – $795 million
Source: The Daily Mail