Rumored: Will Captain Jack Sparrow Appear in Future ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Movies? After rumors swirled of domestic abuse allegations against Johnny Depp shortly after the announcement of a soft Pirates of the Caribbean reboot Disney was quick to announce that the franchise would be searching for younger talent, potentially replacing Johnny Depp as the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow.
The accusations against Johnny Depp were soon proven to be false and Depp is now in a drawn out legal battle with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, but what about his fate with the Pirates franchise? It seems Disney has not made up their mind about Depp reprising his role as the chaotic pirate captain and may not for some time.
Disney has moved forward with the untitled movie project, even casting Margot Robbie in an undisclosed lead role for the film, but Disney has been keen on leaving out any information regarding the whereabouts of Sparrow in the next installment.
Not much is known about the 6th Pirates film other than the movie is supposedly the first prequel in the series and will take place before the events of The Curse of the Black Pearl. The film will also feature a primarily female led cast of characters, one of which is rumored to be “Redd”, the recently reimagined character from the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions in the Disney Parks. “Redd” is a revitalized version of the red headed woman that was featured in the old bride auction scene of the beloved Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at the Disney Parks around the world, who has since been re-imagined to be the Captain of the motley crew that lines the docks of the attractions. Disney has been making a conscious effort to be more inclusive and give audiences more relatable characters to inspire and share fantastic and magical stories of adventure, romance, and more, and it looks like they aim to do the same on the high seas. It is unknown if Margot Robbie has been cast in this role or if she will take on another lead character role in the movie.
A Disney insider recently had shared that Disney may even be in the market for a new actor to play the role of a younger Jack Sparrow, with the primary interest being Disney Channel alumni, Zac Efron to take on the iconic role.
Obviously, most of this is hearsay at this point, but it does raise many questions about how Disney is putting together a new Pirates film without a vast majority, or possibly the entirety, of it’s previous cast which has fueled the success of the prior films in theaters.
We hope the secrecy is worth it, but it is VERY hard to imagine anyone else filling the role of the Captain Jack Sparrow. Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey) is set to pen the script for Disney. Disney has confirmed Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is in the works, but has not confirmed any other casting or production details at this time. But, if the other rumors be true, well then “drink up me ‘earties, Yo ho!” Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Disney!
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