Interesting article from MTV talking about Johnny Depp’s possible departure from the Pirates Series:
Following the recent departure of Disney studio chief Dick Cook, Johnny Depp admitted to being less enthusiastic about returning to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (“Pirates” part 4, for those who lost count). And the fans in turn admitted that they’d give up on the franchise without him in it.
That apparently isn’t stopping Disney though. According to a tip received by Cinema Blend, the studio is preparing to replace Depp if/when he decides to abandon ship. This may not happen with “On Stranger Tides,” as Disney is likely prepared to offer him as much money as it takes to keep him aboard. The actor, who is said to be aware the last two movies “sucked,” will definitely not be sticking around for the fifth and sixth installments if the tipster is to be believed.