American actor, Johnny Depp’s sudden and meteoric return to popularity might just be enough to swing the pendulum of possibilities in his favour as Disney bosses are said t be considering the return of the energetic actor back into his role in the box office sensation, Pirates of the Caribbean.
Speaking to PEOPLE, a former executive admitted that there is a huge demand for Depp’s Jack Sparrow and it is highly likely that the star will return to reboot his role.
“I absolutely believe post-verdict that Pirates is primed for rebooting with Johnny as Capt. Jack back on board,” he said. “There is just too much potential box-office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded in the Disney culture.
“With [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer riding high on the massive success of Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick, there is huge appetite for bringing back bankable Hollywood stars in massively popular franchises,” the insider adds.
Depp took up the Jack Sparrow character and role in the 2003 movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The hit sequels came out in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2017.
However, another Hollywood insider affirmed that the odds of Depp’s return are “not very likely” noting that Depp will “come back as a star, but was quick to add that the Pirates 6 will probably be shot with Margot Robbie or someone similar.”