Johnny Depp Dropped From Pirates of the Caribbean
It’s probably the end of an era in Hollywood. And that’s because Johnny Depp is officially dropped from his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. An executive from Disney has confirmed that the actor will no longer reprise his role in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The Deadpool writers who are working on the reboot, and are aiming to introduce a new kick. But well, this comes off as no surprise. Previously, back in October, the unverified news of Depp being dropped from the franchise was already circulating. Nobody can be quite sure as to why Depp is not returning as Captain Jack Sparrow- a role he has had for the past 14 years. But speculation says its because his latest movies Fantastic Beasts– The Crimes of Grindelwald was so heavily criticized. And that’s because his ex-wife Amber Heard accused him of domestic violence.
Disney Confirms Johnny Depp Won’t Return as Jack Sparrow
Back in October, the original screenwriter for Pirates of the Caribbean sparked suspicion that Johnny Depp might be dropped. But at that time, the unverified news came from an interview with Stuart Beattie on the red carpet who described Depp’s time with the franchise a great run. But now it’s official that his tenure as Captain Jack Sparrow is ending. Disney’s production chief, Sean Bailey has himself confirmed that the series will finally be completely Depp-free.
Instead of denying the reports, Bailey confirmed that they wanted to bring a new energy and vitality to the reboot. And somewhat confirmed that Depp was officially being removed. He added that,
I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.
Johnny Depp has held his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean movies for 14 years now. He worked in five films which accumulated box office takings of over $4.5 billion. And that makes this franchise the twelfth largest one of all times.
Although it’s not sure yet why Depp is being dropped, but it might have something to do with the criticism his latest movie received. When Crimes of Grindelwald came out, it received backlash since Depp’s wife accused him of domestic violence. He has denied all such allegations. but looks like the pirate is still in trouble. Previously, our Captain faced some trouble when his bodyguards filed a lawsuit against him. Read about it here.