Disney Confirms Familiar Face Returning In ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 6’

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pirates of the caribbean jack sparrow watching will turner and elizabeth swann

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Disney has now confirmed that the next installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is underway with a familiar face returning.

There have been numerous calls from thousands of Disney fans hoping to see Johnny Depp return to the beloved franchise in his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. However, as rumors progressed that Depp could be making a return, a spokesperson for Depp responded, saying that there was no truth in these reports.

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow
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Depp played Captain Jack Sparrow in all five of the films made thus far– Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)– but it doesn’t seem like that streak will continue with the sixth installment.

Instead, Disney has moved forward after reportedly casting Margot Robbie to play the lead role in the next installment of the franchise and has now confirmed that the movie is in the works.

Margot Robbie as Barbie
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POTC Producer Jerry Bruckheimer recently spoke to ComicBook about the upcoming film and confirmed that they were in the screenplay writing process. In addition, a familiar face is returning to the franchise.

“I’ve very excited, it’s going to be terrific,” Bruckheimer said. “We’re just working on the screenplay. One of the original writers, Ted Elliot, is helping write it. He has a great command of the characters.”

Bruckheimer shared that Elliot has a “great command of the characters” and there is hope from Disney that the movie can be successful. However, a co-star of Johnny Depp had other ideas when asked about Pirates of the Caribbean without Johnny Depp.

“I’ve never seen a hint of any dark side to Johnny. I see a great humanitarian and a beautiful human being. I don’t see any impediment for him coming back and playing Jack Sparrow.” Kevin McNally, who plays Joshamee Gibbs, said. “I think there was a general feeling that without Jack there is no Pirates franchise. And there’s probably a lot of truth in that. But now there have been questions about that, certainly why not have other Pirate films and certainly then why not have Jack back or Jack playing a different part.”

gibbs (left) and captain jack sparrow (right) on the black pearl
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The movie franchise was based on the beloved Disney Park attraction, which can be experienced at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

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