Rumors about “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Will Johnny Depp become Jack Sparrow again?
11/24/2022, 7:14 p.m
Johnny Depp said he didn’t even want to work with Disney on another “Pirates of the Caribbean” film for a million alpacas. Maybe he was even promised two million? In any case, there are rumors that he might return as Captain Jack Sparrow after all.
It’s been more than five years since Johnny Depp was last seen on the big screen as Captain Jack Sparrow. Since the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, it seemed unlikely that the 59-year-old would return in his iconic role. The reason is the lengthy legal dispute between the Hollywood star and his ex-wife Amber Heard, which also damaged his reputation.
Now, however, “The Sun” reports that the 59-year-old should already be in front of the camera in February next year for test shots for “Pirates of the Caribbean 6” in England. The upcoming strip should therefore have the working title “A Day At The Sea”. A director for the film, on the other hand, has yet to be determined.
“The Sun” quoted an unnamed insider as saying: “Johnny will be returning as Captain Jack Sparrow and filming is set to begin in early February at a top secret location in the UK (…). Johnny is expected to be released in early February do a test shoot before production is in full swing.” According to the insider, the Disney group responsible for the film production wants to keep this secret.
The Daily Mail and New York Post disagree
In fact, Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer hasn’t ruled out a Depp comeback to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. “The future has not yet been decided,” he said about it in the summer. Depp himself said in his trial against Heard that he didn’t even want to work with Disney again for $300 million and a million alpacas.
The “The Sun” report was also immediately met with contradiction. Both the British “Daily Mail” and the US “New York Post” report that the information from their rival newspaper about an imminent Depp comeback is incorrect. Both also refer to unnamed informants from the actor’s environment.
sales in the billions
By and large, Depp won the defamation lawsuit against Heard, polishing his image somewhat. From a financial standpoint at least, his return to the role of Jack Sparrow would make perfect sense. Parts 2 through 4 of “Pirates of the Caribbean” each grossed around $1 billion at the box office worldwide. Only the fifth part “Salazar’s Revenge” weakened a little, but was still extremely profitable for the Disney group with a box office result of around 800 million US dollars worldwide.
Overall, the film franchise has so far brought in the enormous sum of approximately 4.5 billion US dollars. It is currently the 13th most successful film series of all time. Last but not least, there have been plans for a sixth part for a long time. A few days ago, actress Margot Robbie said there would be no planned spin-off with her in the leading role. So maybe Disney added a few alpacas to finally persuade Depp to make a pirate comeback after all…