Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) could be replaced by a female character in the upcoming reboot of multibillion-dollar-grossing Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise.
Disney is reportedly intent on replacing the troubled star in the lead role.
According to HN Entertainment, via We Got This Covered, a character named Captain Redd could replace Depp’s, Jack Sparrow.
She’s a “revamped character in the popular Disneyland attraction who’s also a meet-in-greet park character” – reportedly based on Irish pirate Anne Bonny.
There are on-going speculations that actors Daisy Ridley and Karen Gillan, though confirmations are yet to be made.
Depp’s most recent Pirates film was also the franchise’s lowest grossing. His box office slump has been
It was recently reported that Disney was having discussions with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to reboot the series.
The original screenwriter of the franchise, Stuart Beattie, was the first to publicly confirm that Disney Studios appears to be ditching the star as they rework the entire franchise.
“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.
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,” he told Daily Mail.
Beattie feels no matter what Depp does next, his career high point will be defined by the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which have amassed more than $4 billion worldwide.
“I think Jack Sparrow will be his legacy. It’s the only character he has played five times, it’s the character he dresses up in to visit children in hospitals, its what he’ll be remembered for.”
Of lately, Johnny has been embroiled in numerous personal and professional issues, accompanied by allegations of domestic abuse by ex-wife, Amber Heard.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Johnny plays the titular role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, the latest film to release amidst the Wizarding World series.