Disney allegedly said a clear no to a Jack Sparrow cameo by Johnny Depp in the next Pirates Of The Caribbean movie. The character of pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, as played by Johnny Depp, went from being a sidekick in the first Pirates of the Caribbean film to becoming the lead and the face of the franchise with each successive installment.
But as crucial as Depp has been to the success of the series, a report alleges that Disney is no longer interested in having Sparrow appear in Pirates of the Caribbean 6, even for a cameo.
Bruckheimer, who has been one of his biggest champions and once suggested that the finger injury happened because he also got it caught in a car door, was hoping to at least bring the Jack Sparrow character back briefly in the next outing said to be a female-centric incarnation fronted by Margot Robbie. Disney balked.”
It is hard to even imagine a Pirates of the Caribbean film without Jack Sparrow in the mix. Meanwhile, Robbie herself is playing coy regarding the reports that she is next in line to headline a Pirates film, commenting on a podcast regarding the news of her casting, “Maybe. It is early days. I shall say no more for now,” adding that “time will tell.”
Disney Won’t Recast Johnny Depp In Pirates Of The Caribbean 6
The big question here now is, can the Pirates of the Caribbean series survive without Johnny Depp? In recent times, a section of the fans have complained that the new films in the franchise have become way too reliant on that character, to the detriment of the other characters and the plot.
But the truth is that most audiences would be hard-pressed to name any significant character from the series other than Jack Sparrow in the latest films.
If the hit franchise were to move forward without Sparrow, it would need a brand new character that is just as compelling as him, but not so similar that they would feel like Jack Sparrow 2.0. Interestingly, Margot Robbie could also be the one to supply that character.
Her hugely popular portrayal of crazy Harley Quinn is just as zany and comedic as Sparrow, while still being a tough badass who can escape any dangerous or deadly situation using her cunning.
But while Disney appears all ready to move on from the character of Jack Sparrow, fans are not so easily convinced.