Join Now

Johnny Depp has been axed from the next instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise

Friday - 26/10/2018 19:54
THE actor has reportedly been cut from the film franchise as his financial woes and personal life continue to make headlines.
UPCOMING MOVIES Depp ‘axed’ from Pirates of the Caribbean
UPCOMING MOVIES Depp ‘axed’ from Pirates of the Caribbean

JOHNNY Depp has been axed from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

The 55-year-old, 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 the news to DailyMail TV and revealed they will be reworking the entire franchise.

Speaking about his exit, 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.”

Johnny Depp has played Jack Sparrow for 15 years
Johnny Depp has played Jack Sparrow for 15 yearsSource:Supplied

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.

Johnny first appeared in the films in 2003 and his last was in 2017. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Johannes Eisele
Johnny first appeared in the films in 2003 and his last was in 2017. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Johannes EiseleSource:AFP

“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.

Johnny’s last Pirates of the Caribbean was Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017, which was the lowest performing of the five films.

The actor has had a difficult few years thanks to personal and financial issues.

Johnny has had a difficult few years following his split from Amber Heard. Picture: Instagram
Johnny has had a difficult few years following his split from Amber Heard. Picture: InstagramSource:Instagram

 

Source:

Total notes of this article: 0 in 0 rating

Click on stars to rate this article

  Reader Comments

Newer articles

Older articles

Top
You did not use the site, Click here to remain logged. Timeout: 60 second