Johnny Depp is reportedly not set to return for the Pirate’s of the Caribbean reboot.
Earlier this week it was announced that the popular film franchise is getting a reboot, after it ended with its fifth film last year.
Stuart Beattie, writer of the original films, confirmed the news to DailyMailTV and seemed to also confirm that Johnny won’t be taking part in the new movie.
When asked a question regarding the actor’s legacy and the suggestion that he would not be returning for the reboot, Stuart nodded his head.
“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,” the writer said.
“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.”
The 46-year-old also confirmed that Deadpool writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, are scripting the film: “Hopefully they’ll bring a lot of the great comedic subversiveness. I was laughing out of my seat in the opening credits of Deadpool so I am a big fan of those guys and I hope they do something really special.”
Stuart himself said that he hasn’t been asked to take part in the writing of the film yet, but that he would love to come back for the reboot of the famous franchise.