Walt Disney Studios is now looking to revamp and revitalise the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and many reports have suggested that Disney’s plans are to continue this movie series without Johnny Depp. Hybrid News had reported that Disney wants to replace the character, Captain Jack Sparrow with an all-new female lead named Redd. She is a pirate who had recently taken the place of a controversial “auction scene” in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.
Deadpool writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, are now writing the new character into this franchise, but no script is ready as of now.
In October, the previous screenwriter, Stuart Beattie had been asked about the state of the Pirates movies and Depp, and he had said that the actor will not return:
“I think he’s had a great run. Obviously, he’s made that character his own, and it’s become the character he’s most famous for now,” Beattie had said.
“And kids all over the world love him as that character, so I think it’s been great for him, it’s been great for us, so I’m just very, very happy about it.”
So, if Johnny Depp does leave, then, Beattie had said that Jack Sparrow will be part of his legacy, as he had aided this franchise take off:
“I think Jack Sparrow will be his legacy. It’s the only character he’s played five times, it’s the character he dresses up in to visit children in hospitals, it’s what he’ll be remembered for,” Beattie had said.
Beattie also believes that the Deadpool writers are the best duo for breathing life into this franchise.
“Hopefully they’ll bring a lot of the great comedic subversiveness,” he had said.
“I was laughing out of my seat in the opening credits of Deadpool so I am a big fan of those guys and I hope they do something really special.”