In a new interview, Disney Studio Motion Picture Production president Sean Bailey revealed Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow could possibly sail the seven seas on screen once again!
If you’re like us, you’re probably a huge fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. The series was an international box office hit and once starred Johnny Depp as the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow. However, the series has since come to an end and Depp’s reputation has changed quite a bit in these past few years. Although, it seems the possibility of him returning to the beloved character might still be on the table, according to Disney Studio Motion Picture Production president Sean Bailey.
In an interview with the New York Times, Bailey discussed what could be in-store for the next Pirates film series. While he did not confirm the return of Depp, he did dance around the idea of leaving the door open.
Bailey hinted that Disney is not yet done with the franchise. He said, “We think we have a really good, exciting story that honors the films that have come before also has something new stay.” Bailey then added specifically about Depp that the actor was “noncommittal at this point.”
In the past, franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer has said that he would love to have Depp back as part of the projects moving forward. Bruckheimer opened up around the time of Depp’s high-profile lawsuit with his ex-wife. At the time he said of Depp, “He’s a friend, a terrific actor and it’s unfortunate that personal lives creep into everything we do.” Bruckheimer also discussed the spinoffs, confirming that there were to be two projects, the one with Robbie and one with a younger cast, “I think we’re getting very close on that one, too. We have a very good script. We developed two of them — the one with Margot Robbie and one with a younger cast. The Margot Robbie one needs a little more work. The younger cast one is close. Hopefully we’ll get both of them.”
At this time, it is not known what lies in store for the Pirates film franchise!
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