The Pirates of the Caribbean films have gradually dropped in quality with each new installment. But it really wouldn’t have its large following without the stumbling rum thirsty pirate Jack Sparrow. Played by Johnny Depp, the character has been the face of the franchise since the very beginning. However, Disney is looking to reboot the franchise, but without its franchise captain at the helm.
This could be disappointing to some, but the decision will help Disney save a significant amount of money. Casting Depp in these films require the studio to go deep into their pockets. More on the report, below.
Ever since the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, was announced, it has appeared that the Walt Disney Company had full intentions of turning it into another trilogy. However, after the shocking firing of Disney Chairman and friend of star Johnny Depp, Dick Cook, complications arose. Depp was not happy and at the time, his involvement in the franchise was up in the air.
Clearly things were sorted out enough to get Depp back for On Stranger Tides, but there was a time where it seemed any additional movies would be out of the question for the superstar.
Now comes word via HitFix that Disney still has full intentions to make Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Pirates of the Caribbean 6. The company has sent out word to all cast and crew to set aside a significant chunk of time in the near future, where the two movies will be filmed back-to-back in the same way that the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed.