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Ac­tor Johnny Depp has been ofi­cially dropped from the “Pi­rates Of The Caribbean” ilm se­ries.

A Dis­ney pro­ducer said Depp will stop play­ing Cap­tain Jack Spar­row after 14 years at the helm so the movies can have a re­boot.

“We want to bring in a new en­ergy and vi­tal­ity,” Dis­ney’s pro­duc­tion chief Sean Bai­ley told The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter. “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.”

Dis­ney has met with writ­ing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wer­nick to pen the script for a re­boot fol­low­ing their suc­cess with the “Dead­pool” su­per­hero fran­chise, re­ports the­

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