Disney Studios has allegedly given actor Johnny Depp the boot from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. After 15 years of playing Captain Jack Sparrow, the last time in 2017’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the studio indicates that it wants to reboot the series with new blood. Depp was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as Sparrow in the first film, The Curse Of The Black Pearl. Alas, his services are wanted no more.
It’s been a rough couple of years for Mr. Depp, but he is still one of Hollywood’s most exciting and versatile actors. We hope he lands on his feet soon. Next up is his role as the villain in the upcoming sequel: Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.