Disney Boss Updates on Johnny Depp and Status of Pirates of the Caribbean

Disney Boss Updates on Johnny Depp and Status of Pirates of the Caribbean

It was 2017 when we got Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and for now, it’s unsure where Disney wants to go with the Pirates franchise.

Talking to the New York Times, Disney’s President of Motion Picture Production Sean Bailey updates on the status of POTC and talks about the involvement of the franchise’s biggest star, Johnny Depp. Bailey explains, “We think we have a really good, exciting story that honors the films that have come before but also has something new to say.”

Last year, it was reported that two Pirates films are in development, one with a younger cast, and one with Barbie star Margot Robbie. We haven’t gotten an update on neither projects throughout the entire year, but with the money that Pirates managed to pull in, you can bet that Disney is hard at work trying to crack the future of what some are calling a ‘has-been’ franchise.

As for Depp’s inclusion with the next film, Bailey continued, “Noncommittal at this point,” which is a nice little way to keep his foot on the door should Depp decide he wants to make a comeback. After the last two films, it does seem that Depp has nowhere else to go with the Jack Sparrow character, but it’s still one of his most beloved roles.

Personally, I don’t know what direction they could take POTC after The World’s End, but I’m always eager to watch Disney make an attempt. Personally, I think it’s time to let the Jack Sparrow character lie, but there definitely is room for someone to take on his kooky mantle.

The next Pirates of the Caribbean movie has not been announced.

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