Johnny Depp is a well-known Hollywood star known for his iconic roles in blockbusters like the Pirates of the Caribbean series and arthouse films like Finding Neverland. The actor was away from the limelight for a long time. His career was blown after many flops at the box office.

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However, the major hit came after his famous defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard. The Edward Scissorhands actor has become something of a Hollywood pariah in recent years. The legal battle with Heard tarnished the actor’s image, and he lost many famous franchises. Disney cut ties with the actor for his Pirates of the Caribbean franchise after Depp brought success to it with his Captain Jack Sparrow character. Now with a new movie in development, there have been talks about Johnny Depp’s return.

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Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise gets an exciting update

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Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean franchise

With its daring adventures, mystical elements, and humor, the well-known franchise Pirates of the Caribbean never failed to captivate the audience’s attention and become a memorable part of the industry. The character of Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, came to represent the entire franchise. However, Disney cut ties with the actor after his famous defamation trial. 

There have been talks of a next installment in the franchise for a long time. After the 2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, there has been no update about a new film.

The Last of Us creator Craig Mazin claimed that he had previously submitted an idea for a sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film, which was rumored to be a reboot, before the outbreak. To the creator’s surprise, Disney has picked up his idea and entered into development.

Except for a fantastic script, things have been stagnating on that front for a while, and now the still-ongoing writers’ strike has made Pirates 6‘s progress much more difficult. Mazin stated,

“We pitched it and thought there’s no way they’re buying it, it’s too weird. And they did! And then he wrote a fantastic script and the strike happened and everyone’s waiting around.”

In late 2022, it was reported by the producer of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Jerry Bruckheimer, that there would be two PotC films. Barbie star Margot Robbie was attached to lead one of them. With the sixth film in development, now the question arises of Johnny Depp’s return.

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Will Johnny Depp return for the new Pirates of the Caribbean film?

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Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

Disney made billions of dollars on a fantastic series of Pirates of the Caribbean flicks. Since the franchise hasn’t released a new movie in nearly a decade, fans have been waiting eagerly. Johnny Depp, with his Captain Jack Sparrow character, became synonymous with these movies.

For many years, especially around the time Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End was released, Captain Jack Sparrow was a cultural phenomenon. With a new movie in development, the question of the Edward Scissorhands actor’s return to the franchise arises. 

Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, was noncommittal in a media interview over the summer when asked if Johnny Depp would return as Jack Sparrow. There have been rumors of Disney opening the door for Depp after the jury ruled their decision in his favor during the trial. Maybe Pirates 6 will start from scratch, erasing all of the continuity from the previous films, and fans might see Johnny Depp reprising his famous role in the franchise.

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Source: The Direct

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