Followed by Johnny Depp’s win in the Depp v. Heard, fans were hoping to see the actor back in one of his most iconic roles, Jack Sparrow. However, the reports claiming Depp’s return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise turned out to be rumors only. Due to the massive backlash for the Jack Sparrow actor not returning to the franchise, many expected that the studio has shut down the upcoming films under the franchise.
However, the American producer Jerry Bruckheimer has different plans for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. In his recent interview, Bruckheimer clarified the Rum Diary star’s return and whether the franchise would continue without him or not.
Pirates of the Caribbean to Continue Without Johnny Depp
The producer of the popular franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, Jerry Bruckheimer, has claimed to be working on two upcoming films in the film series. In his recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bruckheimer said that the female-led Pirates of the Caribbean still has some work undone.
So, the studio is moving ahead with the second project for now. When asked if Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow would feature in the film, the producer said that is something he could not answer.
Referring to the studio he said, “You’d have to ask them. I can’t answer that question. I really don’t know.” He called Johnny Depp a great actor, adding that he would love to work with him. Bruckheimer further said, “And it’s unfortunate that personal lives creep into everything we do.”
Jerry Bruckheimer was then questioned if the upcoming film would give closer to Depp’s character by killing off Jack Sparrow. He replied, “You can’t. We tried to kill him. It didn’t work.”
The Top Gun: Maverick producer has clarified that the franchise will continue whether Depp returns or not. This also hints that if the Sleepy Hollow star does not return to the franchise, the makers will probably recast the character.
Johnny Depp Dressed up as Jack Sparrow For His Fan
Johnny Depp’s fans have been waiting for his return as Jack Sparrow. The actor seems to have fulfilled the wish as he dressed up as the Pirates of the Caribbean character for his fan. The Dark Shadows star fulfilled an 11-year-old terminally ill boy’s wish after he talked to him on a 20-minute video call.
The 11-year-old boy, Kori, shared the short video on his YouTube channel. The Cry-Baby star referred to the boy as Captain Kori during the call. Kori has undergone two unsuccessful heart transplants and has been in palliative care.
Kori’s mother has said that she is grateful for Depp’s gesture. The Tourist star learned about one of Kori’s last wishes through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The foundation asked Depp to record a message for the boy as Captain Jack Sparrow, who has been his idol.
Depp recorded a message for Kori. However, he then decided to call his 11-year-old fan and talked to him. Kori’s mother said that a package also arrived for Kori with a PS5 inside. When she talked to one of Depp’s friends, he confirmed that the package was from Johnny Depp.
Although fans might not see Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow on the big screen, an 11-year-old boy’s wish has led the actor to reprise his character.
The Pirates of the Caribbean film series is available to stream on Disney+.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter