A Disney film executive has confirmed reports of a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot without Johnny Depp.
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been a hugely popular one over the years but with its lustre fading and the drawing ability of Johnny Depp also declining, Disney is reported to be rebooting the franchise without its main star.
This has now been confirmed by Disney film production chief, Sean Bailey in a recent interview with THR. Bailey also confirmed that Deadpool‘s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are working on the film and that he is confident the film will survive without Depp:
“We want to bring in a new energy and vitality. 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.”
Do you agree with Bailey that the Pirates franchise can thrive without Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow involved? It will certainly be interesting to see how this reboot develops.