Pirates of the Caribbean has been on a bit of a hiatus. The franchise was one of Hollywood’s strongest and created a newfound love for pirates. Sadly, it never really picked up; here’s hoping One Piece can gain a similar momentum with its unique take on pirates next year, but Disney still hopes to bring the franchise back with style. There isn’t just one but two new entries planned to bring it back to life, but it’s still looking like rough seas ahead.
There have been some conflicting reports, however. Margot Robbie believed her new entry was dead in the water, but it turned out not to be according to long-time producer Jerry Bruckheimer. So far, we don’t have any details on the second entry but it seems they are moving forward at their own pace. Still, Bruckheimer has once again talked about Pirates of the Caribbean in a recent interview with THR, where he revealed that not only is he excited for the franchise’s future but also would love for one actor to return.
I would love to have him in the movie. He’s a friend, a terrific actor and it’s unfortunate that personal lives creep into everything we do.Jeff Bruckheimer
Johnny Depp has been out of the business for some time. He lost his role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise due to the controversy surrounding his marriage to Amber Heard. The trial gained quite a bit of attention online and it does seem like he is trying to make his way back into the business. Though, Depp has also openly stated that he has no interest in ever returning due to how Disney treated him after the controversy got everyone’s attention. It seems Captain Jack Sparrow is unlikely to return, but who knows what might happen in the future.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter