The fans are demanding a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie starring Johnny Depp for a long time. But looks like Dwayne Johnson is going to be the next star of the franchise. Reportedly, a new spin-off is going to bring our beloved The Rock into the mighty Pirates saga.
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow has to be one of the most memorable movie characters. But the whole legal fiasco between him and his ex-wife Amber Heard cost him several famous projects. Although the fans were expecting the return to his iconic character after Johnny Depp won the trial, it was Dwayne Johnson who entered the picture.
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Is Dwayne Johnson the new Star Pirate?
An exclusive report by Giant Freakin’ Robot stated that the ex-WWE Wrestler has joined the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise officially replacing Johnny Depp. If their words are to be believed, then this franchise starring Dwayne Johnson would be the third spin-off planned by Jerry Bruckheimer and Co.
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has a huge contribution to the career of Johnny Depp. The role skyrocketed his fame to a whole different level and made him a fan favorite in no time. But after a prolonged journey of 5 movies, the legal drama he got involved in cost him several franchises including the currently discussed one.
But the legal drama with the Aquaman actress finally found its closure and was eventually settled after Johnny Depp won the defamation trial. Although the actor clearly stated that he didn’t want to return to the franchise anymore, the fans kept hoping on Disney to somehow bring him back. Last year, when the producer Jerry Bruckheimer was asked about Depp’s comeback, he cleverly replied:
“Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided.”
This update created a heated debate on the internet regarding the return of Captain Jack Sparrow but Bruckheimer also made it clear that they are working on the other planned spin-offs. We are yet to receive any official update from either Dwayne Johnson or the makers regarding The Rock’s inclusion in the saga but it is sure to create an internet fire if the studio confirms it.
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What are Jerry Bruckheimer’s plans with Pirates of the Caribbean?
When Jerry Bruckheimer spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, he revealed several important details that showed that Pirates of the Caribbean isn’t a dead franchise yet. He stated that they are working on two spin-offs for the franchise- one with a younger cast and the other one is the widely discussed Margot Robbie-led project.
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Margot Robbie in an interview about her uncertainty with her PotC project to which the Top Gun: Maverick producer said that Disney is working on the project. He even added that the story is a very good one. But unfortunately, he couldn’t tell anything about Depp’s return and stated that it should be asked to Disney.
“You’d have to ask them. I can’t answer that question. I really don’t know. I would love to have him in the movie.”
Bruckheimer also added how it is an unfortunate incident for Johnny Depp. Now looks like the world of the franchise is going to get a fresh breath of air with the reports of the new projects starring faces like Margot Robbie and Dwayne Johnson.
All the Pirates of the Caribbean movies can be streamed on Disney+.
Source: Giant Freakin’ Robot