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So Long Cap’n Jack

December 27, 2018

Johnny Depp has been officially dropped from the “Pirates of The Caribbean” film series, it has been confirmed.

A Disney producer said Depp will stop playing Captain Jack Sparrow after 14 years at the helm so the movies can have a reboot. “We want to bring in a new energy and vitality,” Disney’s production chief Sean Bailey told The Hollywood Reporter. “I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.” Disney has met with Deadpool’s writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to write the script for a reboot following their success with the superhero franchise.

Johnny’s last “Pirates of the Caribbean” was “Dead Men Tell No Tales” in 2017, which was the lowest performing of the five films.

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