It’s now official, Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is well underway at Disney. We know that it will be a reboot, the script of which will be written by Craig Mazin, the showrunner of the HBO series Chernobyl. On the casting side, fans will be happy to hear that Johnny Depp could also be back.
Following the very controversial affair between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, the interpreter of Jack Sparrow had indeed been ousted from the franchise by Disney. A piece of news that had of course greatly disappointed fans of Pirates of the Caribbean, who even released a petition to ask for the return of the actor.
Eventually, Disney may have heard their claim. According to Skyler Shuler, editor of The Dis Insider, Jack Sparrow could be involved in Pirates of the Caribbean 6.“I don’t know if that means playing a role or a cameo, or just a movie in the same universe. ” However, this information seems a bit vague. We will therefore have to wait for a confirmation from Disney to know if Depp will participate in the film.
In all cases, we should not expect to find him at the head of the poster for this sixth installment. After the very mixed success of Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Disney intends to revitalize the franchise with new characters. In 2018, the president of the Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production had mentioned the desire “to bring new energy and vitality” to the saga. According to the latest rumors in Hollywood, the franchise’s new big pirate is a woman. The studios have reportedly approached actress Karen Gillan (Nebula in the MCU), to play the lead role. Will the actress live up to Jack Sparrow? Answer in a few years.