American producer Jerry Bruckheimer is known for his incredible contribution to cinema with movies like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, starring Johnny Depp. Recently, he made waves in the industry with Top Gun: Maverick as the movie became the highest-grossing film of the year and made $1.4 billion at the worldwide box office.
Recently, Jerry Bruckheimer talked about one of the most memorable and popular franchises that he has worked on, Pirates of the Caribbean. It goes without saying that whenever the franchise is brought up there is no way Johnny Depp’s name doesn’t pop up in the conversation. This is exactly what happened in a recent interview where the producer said he would love to have the actor back.
Jerry Bruckheimer Wants Johnny Depp Back
Owing to the defamation trial, Johnny Depp was removed from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise by Disney, despite him being a part of all five movies. Although the court ruled in Depp’s favor the actor made it quite clear that he will not return as Jack Sparrow. Among the fans that desperately want him to return as the hilarious pirate, Jerry Bruckheimer seems to be one of them.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bruckheimer talked about Pirates of the Caribbean 6 and whether the movie was happening or not. Amidst the conversation, the producer was asked if Depp could possibly be put front and center in the sixth movie by Disney, should it become a reality. Bruckheimer stated that while he wasn’t in the authority to answer the question, he himself would love having Depp back stating that it was unfortunate how his private life affected his professional life.
“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. He’s a friend, a terrific actor and it’s unfortunate that personal lives creep into everything we do.”
Apart from talking about his desire to see Depp back in action again, he was asked about the actor hinting to return to the franchise with the condition that the movie should have a proper ending for Jack Sparrow. Bruckheimer was asked if the team would ever kill off the character to which he replied stating that they had already tried killing him off, but it simply didn’t work.
A few days ago, Bruckheimer was presented with the question of whether the actor would reprise his Jack Sparrow role or not. The Armageddon producer stated, “We’re still working on it.”
Looks like there is hope for Depp’s fans after all!
Jerry Bruckheimer Talks about the Sixth Movie
In the interview, Bruckheimer was asked why the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean movie has been a tough nut to crack, given that it has gone through many iterations. He stated that the team has two scripts, one with a younger cast and one with actress Margot Robbie. While the former is close to perfection, the latter needs a bit more work.
He then addressed Robbie’s words where she claimed that the sixth film wasn’t happening stating that it was alive for him and Disney. Bruckheimer believes that the movie will happen as it has a strong story to tell. It seems a bit early to make assumptions about which direction the franchise is moving to. However, Bruckheimer does bring a ray of hope to the fans!
You can stream all of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies on DIsney+.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter