Bad news for the Johnny Depp fans, the Hollywood superstar will not reprise his role as the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow in the upcoming 'Pirates of the Caribbean' installments. As per media reports, 'Pirates of the Caribbean' screenwriter has suggested that Depp has been dropped out from the film's franchise. As per media reports, there are rumours that Disney had met with the writers behind 'Deadpool' to discuss a reboot of the much-celebrated film series.
Johnny Depp has been playing the protagonist Jack Sparrow in the film series for the last 15 years and the five films in the franchise that released during the time grossed a total of 4.5 billion US Dollars. Previously, it was reported that Jerry Bruckheimer would return to serve as executive producer of the film, but, Depp's future as Sparrow was unknown. However, recently the news of Depp's exit flared on the internet.
The original scriptwriter of the franchise, Stuart Beattie, is the first to publicly confirm the news. He revealed that Disney Studios is planning to ditch the star as they are thinking of reworking the entire franchise. He revealed on tape that Depp was out as Sparrow. In a statement to Dailymail TV, he reportedly 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."
The 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' actor has been engrossed in personal turmoils over the past four years, which critics claimed to have reflected in his latest appearance as Jack Sparrow in 2017 film 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' which failed to perform well in the theaters and became the lowest performing movie in the film series.
Beattie while speaking to the media in an event reportedly further stated that he thinks that the character of Jack Sparrow will be his legacy and Depp will be remembered for playing the iconic character.