New York Daily News
Captain Jack Sparrow isn’t coming back any time soon.
Johnny Depp doesn’t play a role in the foreseeable future of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, producer Jerry Bruckheimer told the Sunday Times, even with two more movies on the horizon.
“Not at this point,” Bruckheimer said. “The future is yet to be decided.”
Instead, the producer said, he’s working on a sequel with a woman as the lead and has been talking to Margot Robbie.
Depp, who originated the role of Jack Sparrow in the first “Pirates” movie, said during his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard that he has no interest in going back to the franchise after Disney cut ties with him in 2018.
“They didn’t remove my character from the rides,” he testified. “They didn’t stop selling dolls of Captain Jack Sparrow. They didn’t stop selling anything. They just didn’t want there to be something trailing behind me that they’d find.”
His talent agent, Jack Whigham, testified that Heard’s allegations of domestic violence cost Depp a sixth film and $22.5 million.
Heard’s team said that Disney had already grown sick of the actor over his drug and alcohol problems while filming “Dead Men Tell No Tales” in 2015.
The sixth “Pirates” movie has never been made.