Johnny Depp terminated from ‘Pirates of Caribbean’ franchise

Johnny Depp will no longer be playing the iconic character of the drunk pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, the role that he is popularly known for, in Pirates of Caribbean franchise. In an interview with the DailyMailTV, original Pirates of the Caribbean scribe Stuart Beattie said that the franchise could be rebooted without Depp. Grapevine has it that Disney is reportedly meeting with Deadpool’s writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen a script for a revamp of the Pirates of Caribbean. Beattie added in the same interview, “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.” Depp has had a rough personal life over the last few years. He suffered a high-profile split from Amber Heard in 2016 and was accused of domestic violence though he denied it. He will be next seen in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.