MOVIE NEWS – Jerry Bruckheimer recently revealed that two Pirates of the Caribbean 6 film versions are in development, one starring Margot Robbie and one without her – perhaps waiting for Johnny Depp?
Following Johnny Depp’s ouster from the series, it has been rumoured that a new Pirates of the Caribbean film is in the works, possibly starring Margot Robbie. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has revealed that two scripts are being written for Pirates of the Caribbean 6, one with Robbie and one without. Bruckheimer is currently busy promoting Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, and recently spoke to The Sunday Times about the upcoming action film. When asked about the future of Pirates of the Caribbean and the chances of a female lead, Bruckheimer said,
“Yes. We’re talking to Margot Robbie. We are developing two Pirates scripts – one with her, one without.”
But the big question is, will Johnny Depp return to the franchise? According to reports, Disney doesn’t want to see Depp anywhere near the production and even turned down a cameo in Margot Robbie’s planned Pirates movie. Depp is currently facing a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard for accusing him of domestic violence, which Depp vehemently denies. Depp stated during his testimony that he would never return to the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
This certainly complicates things, but fans have rallied behind the legendary megastar and have already started a petition to get Depp back as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean Part 6. If he wins his ongoing lawsuit and it rehabilitates his image in Hollywood, things could change.
Depp has the fans’ support, and if enough people demand it, even he can’t say no to reprising his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Unfortunately, there are no plans for Depp to appear in a sixth Pirates film at this time, Bruckheimer confirmed. Asked if Johnny Depp could return, the veteran producer said, “Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided.” Although fans don’t want to hear those words, it seems that Depp’s return to Pirates of the Caribbean is uncertain but not impossible…
Source: The Sunday Times