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Johnny Depp Is NOT Returning To The Pirates Of The Caribbean Franchise

Johnny Depp last donned the cap of the character in 2017's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Several rumours are swirling around the air that Johnny Depp’s name had been spotted on a call sheet for the sixth instalment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. However, Johnny Depp will not be returning to the film series. Rumours began circulating after a report claimed he would be reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow despite being axed from the franchise by Disney in 2018.

However, the information is not accurate, as reported by DailyMail. Depp last donned the cap of the character in 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales before producers decided they wanted to bring in ‘new energy’ to the hugely popular film series. An insider had alleged to The Sun that a sixth film in the franchise was in the pipeline with a working title of A Day At the Sea.

The source also claimed, ‘Johnny is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow and is scheduled to start filming at the beginning of February at a top-secret location in the UK.’ Meanwhile, the insider further claimed: ‘Everything is in the early stages and there is still no director attached to the project, which is being called A Day At The Sea. ‘Johnny is expected to do a test shoot in early February before the production gets fully underway.’

The source continued, ‘A call sheet has been distributed among those in the know. Bruce Hendricks, who worked on the first three films, is named as the Executive Producer on the new project.’ In 2018, a Disney producer claimed that Depp would not be asked to return, saying they wanted to bring a ‘new energy’ to the much-loved films. The replacement came after, Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard penned an op-ed claiming, she is a victim of domestic violence.

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Though she directly didn’t name Depp, the timeline of the violence suggested so. However, Depp recently won a defamation trial against Heard. Meanwhile, certain reports were also claiming that a female-led Pirates Of The Caribbean, starring Margot Robbie is under production. However, in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the Oscar nominee revealed the highly-anticipated film starring her would not happen.

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