Johnny Depp officially dropped from Pirates of the Caribbean: Disney Producer

Fans of Johnny Depp won’t be too pleased to know that in the future Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Fantastic Beasts, the Crimes of Grindelwald movie star is not going to reprise his legendary role of Captain Jack Sparrow.

Following the poor performance of Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, rumours started to swirl in the past that Disney is planning to reboot the series and with the new film series, Johnny Depp won’t be making a cut.

Earlier today, Disney’s film production chief, Sean Bailey confirmed these rumours and made it official that Deadpool movie writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were working on a new Pirates movies and the future film will not have Depp in the lead role, reports The Hollywood Reporter. “We want to bring in a new energy and vitality,” Bailey said. “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.”

As of now, there are a total of five films under the Pirates franchise The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Dead Man’s Chest (2006), At World’s End (2007,) On Stranger Tides (2011), and Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). The film series received mainly positive reviews from the critics and fans alike and the franchise has grossed over $4.5 billion worldwide.

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