Johnny Depp ‘dropped’ from Pirates of the Caribbean
Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean run has reportedly come to an end. Following news that Disney is looking into rebooting its very own franchise, the original film’s screenwriter Stuart Beattie appeared to confirm Depp’s time as Captain Jack Sparrow is over.
“I think he’s had a great run,” he told Dailymailtv. “Obviously he’s made that character his own and it’s become the thing that he’s most famous for now. It’s been great for him and it’s been great for us.”
He continued: “There’s that saying, ‘Don’t frown because it’s over, smile because it happened.’ The fact that they’re rebooting something that you did means that you did something that was worth rebooting. It’s an honour.” Depp has played the role in five films across 14 years which have accumulated box office takings of over $4.5 billion making it the twelfth biggest franchise of all time.
Reportedly, the animation studio — alongside producing powerhouse Jerry Bruckheimer — is targeting Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick for script duties of the franchise reboot. The most recent Pirates film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, was released in 2015 with director Joachim Rønning stating it was “only the beginning of the final adventure.”
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