Johnny Depp had quite a difficult time in last few years as most of his movies failed unexpectedly at the box office. However, one of the franchise everyone can bet on is Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean where the actor had tremendous amount of success over the years. Despite its guaranteed success, fans didn’t’ get a movie from the franchise in nearly three years. As a result, the upcoming installment is guaranteed to be a major box office hit.
Despite being a cash cow in box office, there are talks regarding the future of the series. But during a recent interview, producer Jerry Bruckheimer made one thing clear. There won’t be any future movie in the franchise without Johnny Depp.
As the upcoming movie is set to introduce several characters, there’ve been talks if the movie is a soft reboot. However, Jerry Bruckheimer told Digital Spy that he doesn’t see any reboot of the franchise without Johnny Depp although the sixth movie is yet to be confirmed. He said, “I just don’t see it [working on Pirates without Depp]. The secret to any successful franchise is picking talented people, and Johnny is absolutely key to the success of Pirates. He’s such a unique character, such an endearing character, and such an irreverent character all in one.”
In the recent weeks, rumors started surfacing that there might several spin-offs that will feature young Jack Sparrow. However, the producer said that this franchise has always been about the character as he continued, “It’s always about the character, it’s never about the visual effects. Pirates has become a family now. We’ve got talented people in every position, people who have worked on them since the beginning. I think that’s one of the reasons the franchise keeps on working.”