Pirates of the Caribbean: Will Johnny Depp return as Jack Sparrow?

'We're gonna reboot Pirates, so that is easier to put together'

johnny_depp_pirates Johnny Depp's image in the Pirates franchisee | Imdb

Pirates of the Caribbean, the movie franchise starring Johnny Depp is getting a reboot. Depp made Captain Jack Sparrow a popular name through his portrayal of the eccentric character in the franchise, which released the first film in 2003. 

"It's hard to tell. You don't know, you really don't know," producer Jerry Bruckheimer said in an interview with ComicBook.com when asked when audiences can expect a new Pirates movie or another Top Gun movie. "You don't know how they come together. You just don't know,'' he said. 

"But we're gonna reboot Pirates, so that is easier to put together because you don't have to wait for certain actors,” indicating that Johnny Depp might not be reprising the role of Jack Sparrow. Depp was accused of assault and battery by ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp, in turn, sued her for defamation.

The first three instalments also featured actors Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom as Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner respectively. Billing the franchise as a reboot, and not a sequel, could indicate Depp's tenure as Jack Sparrow. Which means, production could be quicker.

In 2020, Variety reported that Disney was in the process of developing a reboot of the franchise starring Margot Robbie and another Pirates movie written by Craig Mazin and Ted Elliott. 

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