It has been nearly five years now since the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie. A fan favorite for years, it has had five installments up till now. Needless to say, fans are hungry for more films from the franchise. But among other issues, Johnny Depp, who plays Jack Sparrow in the films, is bogged down in his lawsuit with Amber Heard.
Recently, Jerry Bruckheimer gave an interview to the Sunday Times. When questioned about the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, he confirmed that they are currently working on two screenplays, one with and one without Margot Robbie. When asked if the Johnny Depp would return for the sequel, the producer said “Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided.” In this light, we list 5 actors who could replace Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow. Who do you think could replace Depp for the iconic role? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
1. Margot Robbie (Most Probable)
Robbie was long rumored to be in contention for the lead role in a new Pirates movie. Recently, Jerry Bruckheimer gave an interview to the Sunday Times. When questioned about the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, he confirmed that they are currently working on two screenplays, one with and one without Margot Robbie. she remains the most probable actor to star in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film.
2. Mads Mikkelsen has Replaced Depp Before
When Johnny Depp was fired from the Fantastic Beasts film, it was Mads Mikkelsen who replaced him as Grindelwald in the movie. He was almost unanimously praised for his performance, with some even suggesting that he should have had the role from the start over Depp. Would history repeat itself? time would tell. Mikkelsen is an incredible actor who can do justice to the role of Jack Sparrow.
3. Could Matthew McConaughey Replace Johnny Depp?
Curiously, Matthew McConaughey was originally approached for the role because he resembled how the character was described. But he didn’t want to take it up since he wanted to focus on more serious roles. He is a gifted actor who could certainly play the part well. His star power and likable personality would also help the franchise going forwards.
4. Joaquin Phoenix is Insanely Talented
Phoenix blew everyone’s mind with his performance as the Joker. Since then the sector has been quite picky with the roles that he plays. His amazing acting ability would be just perfect for a role such as that of Jack Sparrow.
5. Could Hugh Jackman Replace Johnny Depp?
Like Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Jackman was also considered for the role in the beginning. He is a megastar who has been in many huge films. His acting talent is superb and can take the role now that Depp seems sidelined.