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Johnny Depp Reportedly Axed From 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'

Johnny Depp Reportedly Axed From 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'

He has played Captain Jack Sparrow for 15 years

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Johnny Depp has reportedly been given the boot from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

According to DailyMail TV, the actor who played Captain Jack Sparrow in the movies for the last 15 years won't be taking part in any more as rumours of a reboot for the Disney-owned franchise have started to circulate.

Stuart Beattie, a scriptwriter for the movies, told DailyMail TV: "I think he's had a great run. Obviously, he's made that character his own and it's become the character he's most famous for now.

"And kids all over the world love him as that character so I think it's been great for him, it's been great for us, so I'm just very, very happy about it.

"I think Jack Sparrow will be his legacy. It's the only character he's played five times, it's the character he dresses up in to visit children in hospitals, it's what he'll be remembered for.

"Before Jack Sparrow came along, Depp was considered this kind of quirky, independent actor that made these really cool little Tim Burton films, but he was by no means a movie star and a lot of people thought we were crazy for casting him at the time.

"Because he wasn't a proven commodity; you know, a big movie star. And we were making a big movie and we were putting this quirky, independent actor in the middle of it and people thought we were crazy. The fact that it worked is a miracle.

"They were certainly nervous watching the rushes everyday but when it all came together, something just clicked and it was magic and connected with audiences. I'm proud to be a part of it."

This news comes as its been reported that a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot is in the works. Will it work without Depp's influence? Who knows? Will I watch it anyway? Of course.

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