What an absolute whirlwind it has been for fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean series since the last movie was released! It’s already been three years since we saw the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and since then there has been so much back and forth on whether or not Johnny Depp would return as Captain Jack Sparrow in future movies.
Now that we finally know the truth behind what happened between Depp and actress Amber Heard it would seem that Disney is a bit more comfortable with considering getting the actor back behind his famous pirate character and we couldn’t be more excited.
We were incredibly concerned when we heard that actor Zac Efron was rumored to take the starring role in a future movie, the shoes are just so difficult to fill and fans were outraged given how great of a character Sparrow is and how good Depp is at playing him.
While there are many who want to see the pirates movies come to an end, we’d be up for just one more film that reunited all of the cast together a final time. Given the end of credits scene left us on such as cliffhanger we surely have to see the full cast behind the helm of the Black Pearl one last time?
The same rumor also suggests that the next big movie will cast a woman as the central role and Depp’s Captain Jack will simply be there for support. If this is the case, there’s almost no doubt that it will be the Redd character from Disney’s theme parks who becomes the focus. It would be great to return the story to the theme park setting but we would still want the writers to include Jack!
It’s not entirely clear if this next film will be a continuation of the Jack story or whether it will be a reboot so we shall see…
We’d love for Keira Knightley to return as Elizabeth Swann and Orlando Bloom to return as Will Turner to get the entire original cast back.
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