Pirates of the Caribbean 6: Disney is Trying to Get Johnny Depp Back But There is One Little Problem Says Industry Expert

Johnny Depp might return in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 but in a cameo role.

Pirates of the Caribbean 6: Disney is Trying to Get Johnny Depp Back But There is One Little Problem Says Industry Expert


  • Insider reveals Disney is looking to bring back Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean 6.
  • A recent report claims Ayo Edebiri is being considered as Depp's replacement.
  • A source close to Depp reveals the actor is open to working with Disney again.
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After the announcement of Disney pushing through with Pirates of the Caribbean 6 despite Johnny Depp’s uncertain return to the franchise, an insider shared that the studio is considering having the actor in the upcoming movie. However, there’s one catch: it will be a supporting role.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

As Disney wants to restart the swashbuckling blockbuster, they intend to cast younger actors who will continue the legacy of the flagship franchise of the studio. This means that if Depp wants to join the project, he will only have a cameo appearance.

Johnny Depp Might Return In Pirates Of The Caribbean But Not As Lead Star

As per a report from famous scooper Daniel RPK, Disney is interested in bringing Johnny Depp back into the fold of the Pirates of the Caribbean as none other than Captain Jack Sparrow. The insider noted that if a deal is sealed, he won’t reprise the role as a lead character. Hence, he will only be part of the supporting cast.


This relates to an earlier scoop by the same source that Disney is scouting for younger actors to lead and take over the movie franchise that built Depp’s career in Hollywood. As with any rumor, this news must be taken with a grain of salt, though the source proves to be a trusted one based on track record.

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Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

Previously, Barbie star Margot Robbie had been in talks to join the franchise, though recent rumors claim that Ayo Edebiri is being considered as Depp’s replacement. As per source Unlimited L’s:

Disney is reportedly considering Ayo Edebiri for the leading role in ‘Pirates 6,’ a film that would feature a younger cast of pirates in search of hidden treasure. The character she is being considered for is named Anne and it’s possible this character could be based on real-life pirate, Anne Bonny, who was an Irishwoman.”

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer once expressed interest in having Depp back in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 via Entertainment Tonight:


We’ll see. I would love it. I would love to have him in the movie – that’s all that I can tell you.”

It seems like everybody is on board with Depp coming back to the franchise, though it poses questions related to the overall worth, effort, and time that will be required, especially if he’s only returning for a supporting role.

Is Johnny Depp Open To Working With Disney Again?

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

A source close to Johnny Depp informed People that the actor keeps his door ajar for any possible collaboration with Disney despite past controversy.

Anything is possible. If it’s the right project, he’ll do it.”

Even a former Disney executive thinks the 60-year-old star should once again wear the clothes of Jack Sparrow, believing it will certainly make a profit because of the actor’s unwavering star power and the fame of the movie franchise.


I absolutely believe post-verdict that Pirates is primed for rebooting with Johnny as Capt. Jack back on board. There is just too much potential box-office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded in the Disney culture.”

Meanwhile, fans can stream all Pirates of the Caribbean movies via Disney+.


Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.