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Pirates of the Caribbean Producer Talks Johnny Depp Casting – Bleeding Cool News

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Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer shares that there are still discussions regarding Johnny Depp’s return.



Article summary

  • Jerry Bruckheimer hints at ongoing discussions with Johnny Depp about the return of Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • The Pirates franchise has grossed over $4.5 billion, with the last film grossing $700 million.
  • Potential for a reboot of the franchise as well as discussions on different spin-off entries.
  • Fans are wondering if Depp will reprise his iconic role in future Pirates films.

With five films, the Pirates of the Caribbean The franchise has become a hugely popular cinematic staple for Disney that has been marketed in almost every way imaginable – impressively grossing over $4.5 billion across all theatrical releases. And when we last saw the franchise in 2017 (through the fifth entry, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), it has amassed over $700 million, leaving plenty of room for more action-packed stories.

However, despite the obvious profit opportunity and the studio’s general desire to keep the franchise alive, it has been rather difficult to determine the next step for the film series. Some hope for new tales and others seek classic reunions. So where does that leave the franchise’s overall leadership, Johnny Depp? Here’s what a longtime producer of the film series had to say.

Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).  © 2003 - Buena Vista Pictures/Disney
Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). © 2003 – Buena Vista Pictures/Disney

Jerry Bruckheimer still talks to Johnny Depp about Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer discussed the next installment of the franchise. They explained that there were ongoing discussions about the original protagonist’s involvement. Bruckheimer admits: “If it were up to me [regarding Depp’s return to the franchise], Of course. I love having Depp… He’s a great actor and a good friend…” He then cautiously adds, “I’ve definitely talked to him, but we’ll see what happens. » In March of this year, the producer also suggested that the sixth installment could be a reboot, so at this point, who really knows what the film will look like when they choose to move forward?

On the other hand, there are also several discussions about derived entries (like Margot Robbie potentially abandoned project), and whatever Depp’s choice, it seems quite clear that the Pirates of the Caribbean the franchise still has a lot of life left. Do you hope to see Depp return to his fan-favorite role?


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