First the rum was gone and now Johnny Depp.
Despite only being 15 years since the first film hit our screens and a year and a half ago since the last, Disney has decided to reboot the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick who penned Deadpool will be taking on the script for the new rendition which, it appears, will not be starring Johnny Depp…
The 55-year-old has played the role of Captain Jack Sparrow throughout all 6 Pirate films since the series’ inception and even garnered an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the constantly drunk scallywag.
Screenwriter of the original flick based on the Disney ride, Stuart Beattie, said of Depp, “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.”
President of Production at Walt Disney Studios, Sean Bailey, has now told The Hollywood Reporter: “We want to bring in a new energy and vitality. I love the [Pirates] movies, 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.”
Let’s hope Johnny got to keep some rum…