Actor Johnny Depp has been officially out from the Pirates Of The Caribbean film series. A Disney producer said the actor will won’t playing as Captain Jack Sparrow after 14 years at the helm so the movies can have a reboot.
Disney’s production chief Sean Bailey told The Hollywood Reporter “We want to bring in a new energy and vitality,”
“I love the movie, 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.”
Disney has recently talked with the writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen the script for a reboot following their success with the Deadpool superhero franchise, reports thesun.co.uk.
In October, scriptwriter Stuart Beattie appeared to confirm the news of Johnny’s exit on DailyMail TV and revealed they will be reworking the entire franchise.
Speaking about his exit, Beattie 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.”“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.”