The Walt Disney Studios’ chief of production, Sean Bailey, confirmed that Johnny Depp had been removed from the actor lineup for a possible “Pirates of the Caribbean” part six.
Fans are left in astonishment as they learn about Depp’s exclusion from the film franchise that spanned 15 years.
The Hollywood actor famously portrayed the role of the usually inebriated and mischievous pirate in the five films of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series.
Depp expressed that he hopes his fans would remember him deeply as the iconic raider. However, he believes that it is time to move forward with new roles which his followers will appreciate.
Bailey clarified that he desires to inject new vivacity and sparkle to the movie franchise; that changes have been made, including the revamp of the cast members.
He expects this to happen by tapping the services of screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese who were behind the family-friendly superhero film, “Deadpool.”
Bailey believes the duo will be able to give the “Pirates of the Caribbean” reboot a “kick in the pants.”
With the desire for fresh results, Bailey also affirmed that it would be less costly for the Walt Disney Studios to move away from the same cast and ways of film production.
Stuart Beattie, the screenwriter of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, believes that fans of the movie can expect something different with its possible reboot.
Besides Depp, the other Hollywood celebrities that prominently took part in the successful movie franchise are Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem, Keira Knightley, Penelope Cruz, and Geoffrey Rush.
Beattie confirmed that Depp’s career certainly reached great heights when he played Jack Sparrow.
This character, he said is the Hollywood’ star’s legacy, having portrayed it five times from 2003 to 2017.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” screenwriter recalled that the idea first crystallized in 1993. Beattie confirmed that it took a decade for the first movie to be produced.
In 2003, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” was the first film in the series. The most recent is the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” which was released in 2017.
Beattie is hopeful that Disney’s decision to collaborate with the screenwriters of “Deadpool” would inject something that is one of a kind and substantial “comedic subversiveness.”
He remarked that he is honored to be involved in the 12th largest film franchise in the entertainment industry, grossing more than $4.5 billion.