Hollywood Star Johnny Depp is not likely to be playing Captain Jack Sparrow in any future movies in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Disney Studios intends to reboot the franchise and will likely cast another actor if the character remains prominent in the new phase of the movie franchise.
Johnny Depp has held the role for over 15 years, playing the pirate in five movies: Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End, On Stranger Tides and the most recent one, Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
Together, the five Pirates of the Caribbean movies have raked in over $3 billion. However, they seem to be experiencing diminishing returns and the recent Dead Men Tell No Tales is said to be the poorest performing of all the movies.
During a recent interview with Britain’s Daily Mail, screenwriter Stuart Beattie nodded to the suggestion that the actor’s time as the famous pirate, is up. He however admitted that Johnny Depp played the character very well, making it his own and becoming the one role he is most famous for.
Johnny Depp’s next movie will be the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Johnny Depp has been in the news for the wrong reasons: a breakup with his wife in 2016, accusations of domestic violence, legal issues with his former managers, punching someone on the set of a movie, accusations of poor wages and working conditions by bodyguards, and other issues.
Harry Potter fans were not very happy when it emerged Johnny Depp was going to be cast in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, especially because of the domestic violence accusations from his former wife. Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling came to the actor’s defence saying that she understands the concerns being expressed by fans but was also happy that the actor will be starring in her next movie.