Fans of Pirates of The Caribbean can stay calm for some time. We know what is happening with Johnny Depp. Moreover, reports about him not being a part of the swashbuckler series feels like a shocker. But we could be jumping too soon on the conclusions, as there is still hope for Depp to remain a part of the series.
What’s Happening With Johnny Depp?
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Johnny Depp recently lost his libel case with News Group Newspapers. After some time, he addressed his fans on his Instagram that he was asked to step down from the role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts series. The role, as announced a couple of months before, will be played by Mads Mikkelsen now.
In case of the Pirates of The Caribbean series, Depp was set to reprise his role in the sixth film as per reports in early 2020. However, Disney has blocked the possibility of him returning. Apart from this, an insider, Daniel Richtman reported that Disney is planning for ten more projects, which include television series and spin off movies. Margot Robbie is set to lead in a spinoff movie officially.
How Can He Return?
It is being said that Disney followed the footsteps of Warner Bros. and wants to remove Depp from the future Pirates projects. There has not been much information about the sixth film. But it is for sure that it is in development. In fact, there were reports that Disney wanted to cast Karen Gillan in the movie.
Since Disney has stayed mum regarding Depp, we cannot be sure that he is a part. But since there has been no official statement, he could still be in. In case there is a female lead, then Depp’s Jack Sparrow would play a secondary role. Disney has said before that it wants to add new energy and vitality to the series.
One of the screenwriters also confirmed that Disney was planning to reboot the series, which can be true because the Margot Robbie spinoff is happening. Depp can also be a part of this movie, although this could be a cameo. On the other hand, Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer has been in talks with Disney to retain Depp.
Why Depp Needs to Come Back?
Since the reports and the obscure reaction by Disney, fans are afraid to not see Jack Sparrow in the sixth movie. But all of them agree on one thing – Jack Sparrow set the tone for the movies. In other words “He WAS Pirates of the Caribbean”. While other characters had a more serious demeanour, Captain Jack Sparrow was different.
Jack Sparrow was infamous for always getting into trouble and escaping dramatically. He had so many enemies and always had an ulterior motive. Despite this, he kept a sense of humour and even helped his allies in need. When you think of the franchise, it won’t be surprising that Jack Sparrow is what first appears in your mind.
Abruptly removing Jack Sparrow would not go well with Disney. Even if they seek to reboot, they need to do this slowly with this character. We would appreciate a nice departure and hopefully Disney understands the risk of handling this badly.
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