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Johnny Depp Has Reportedly Been Given The Boot From The “Pirates Of The Caribbean” Franchise


According to DailyMail TV, Johnny Depp a.k.a. Captain Jack Sparrow will not be taking part in the reboot for the “Pirates Of The Caribbean” franchise.

Stuart Beattie, scriptwriter for the franchise, sat down with DailyMail TV and talked about the actor’s role:

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.

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.

I think Jack Sparrow will be his legacy. It’s the only character he’s played five times, it’s the character he dresses up in to visit children in hospitals, it’s what he’ll be remembered for.

Before Jack Sparrow came along, Depp was considered this kind of quirky, independent actor that made these really cool little Tim Burton films, but he was by no means a movie star and a lot of people thought we were crazy for casting him at the time.

Because he wasn’t a proven commodity; you know, a big movie star. And we were making a big movie and we were putting this quirky, independent actor in the middle of it and people thought we were crazy. The fact that it worked is a miracle.

They were certainly nervous watching the rushes everyday but when it all came together, something just clicked and it was magic and connected with audiences. I’m proud to be a part of it.”

A non Johnny Depp Jack Sparrow is definitely something we’re going to get used to. Are you excited about the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, even if Johnny Depp won’t be involved?​

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Glenn van den Bosch