Johnny Depp’s Pirates Of The Caribbean Future Is Still Undecided, Says Bruckheimer

Hollywood mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer says Johnny Depp’s role in future
Pirates of the Caribbean movies is still undecided.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl took audiences and critics by surprise when it was released in the summer of 2003 after many expected the pirate movie based on a Disney theme park movie would be a box office bomb. The film launched a successful franchise that has grossed $4.5 billion worldwide and a large part of that success is due to Depp’s performance as the character of Captain Jack Sparrow.,Despite the underperformance of
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017, the plan was still to make a sixth film that Depp had hoped would be the final film in the series. However, Disney scrapped the project and put distance between themselves in Depp after his ex-wife Amber Heard wrote an op-ed accusing Depp of domestic abuse. Disney reportedly had been collecting documents on many of Depp’s unsavory headlines prior so it is unclear how much of the decision was already informed prior. Depp and Heard are currently in the middle of a contentious and heated court case where Depp says Heard’s op-ed cost him work including a reported $22.5 million Disney was going to pay him for
Pirates of the Caribbean 6.,Related: Depp’s Fee Proves Pirates of the Caribbean 6 Would Have Failed,During an interview with
The Times, Bruckheimer offered an update on the subject of the
Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, specifically Depp’s place in it. Bruckheimer, who produced all five of the
Pirates of the Caribbean movies at Disney, said the star’s role is undecided. Bruckheimer said at this point the actor will not be back for their planned film but seems he is open to it. When asked if Depp would return Bruckheimer said ”
Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided.”,While Bruckheimer is claiming Depp’s status in the franchise is undecided, the actor himself seems to have made a firm stance. Depp recently said he would turn down $300 million from Disney for
Pirates of the Caribbean 6, basically putting a nail in that coffin. While Disney has been able to mend fences with talent that they’ve burned bridges with, most notably Robin Williams who got into a very public feud with Disney for violating the terms of his contract regarding
Aladdin, Depp right now seems to be done with the studio and the series.,Disney however does not appear to be done with
Pirates of the Caribbean. Bruckheimer revealed in that same interview they are developing a script for 
Pirates of the Caribbean 6 with Margot Robbie set to take over the lead role. How and when that film will come about remains to be seen, as unlike in the mid to late 2000s when Disney was so reliant on the
Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, now they have the MCU and Star Wars so they can take their time or even skip theatrical and make the next
Pirates of the Caribbean a Disney+ original.,Next: Pirates of the Caribbean: Every Change To The POTC 5 Original Plan,Source: The Times