Disney Reportedly Replacing Johnny Depp in Upcoming Female-Led Pirates Remake

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Disney Reportedly Replacing Johnny Depp in Upcoming Female-Led Pirates Remake

Disney Reportedly Replacing Johnny Depp in Upcoming Female-Led Pirates Remake

It seems that Captain Jack Sparrow might not return for another adventure! Recent reports suggest that the beloved superstar won’t be featured in the upcoming sixth installment of the legendary Pirates Of The Caribbean series. Instead, there’s talk of actress Ayo Edebiri potentially stepping into the spotlight as a replacement for Depp. Her character is rumored to be named Anne and is said to draw inspiration from the real-life 17th-century female pirate, Anne Bonny.

Rumors broke online via X and have been circulating the internet now for the past two days. The casting change has yet to be confirmed but it has stirred up a hornet’s nest of opposition from diehard fans who have threatened to boycott should this come to fruition.

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Disney Reportedly Replacing Johnny Depp in Upcoming Female-Led Pirates Remake

This is not the first time that the Pirates franchise has been steeped in recasting controversy. You might recall that while Depp was legally embattled Disney greenlit a project starring Margot Robbie, which has since died in pre-production. Rumors surrounding a return of Johnny Depp to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow ushered in a title wave of praise from Disney fans of both the films and the intellectual property.


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Disney Reportedly Replacing Johnny Depp in Upcoming Female-Led Pirates Remake

Replacing Sparrow is only part of the problem Disney would face should they settle upon Edebiri. The debate surrounding the casting of a historical Irish figure has already begun, encircling the potential film in controversy even before production has begun. For now, everyone can remain calm until Disney can confirm or deny these rumors. Stay tuned for more updates on this film and other projects from Walt Disney Studios in the upcoming future.

Let us know your thoughts in a comment. Would you watch a Pirates film sans Johnny Depp?


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