Johnny Depp Axed From Pirates Of The Caribbean
Johnny Depp has reportedly been cut from the film franchise as his financial woes and personal life continue to make headlines. The 55-year-old actor is seen here attending the ‘Richard Says Goodbye’ premiere during the 14th Zurich Film Festival at Festival Centre on October 05, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland – Photo: Getty Images Europe.
Johnny Depp has reportedly been cut from the film franchise as his financial woes and personal life continue to make headlines.
The 55-year-old, Johnny Depp, has played Jack Sparrow in the films for the last 15 years, but he will reportedly no longer be part of the popular films as the Disney Studios plan a reboot, as reported by The Sun.
Scriptwriter Stuart Beattie appeared to confirm these news about Johnny Depp to DailyMail TV and revealed they will be reworking the entire franchise.
Speaking about the exit of Johnny Depp, Stuart said: “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.
“And 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.”
He added: “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.”
Yesterday, it was revealed that Disney has reportedly met with Deadpool’s writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen the script for a reboot and are in “early talks” following their success with the superhero franchise.
The last Pirates of the Caribbean movie of Johnny Depp was Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017, which was the lowest performing of the five films.
Johnny Depp has had a difficult few years due to personal and financial issues.
Sources: The Sun/news.com.au