Johnny Depp may not appear in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film, the Oscar-nominated actor has revealed.
Following the departure of Disney chief executive Dick Cook last Friday, Johnny has decided he will have to wait to see the script for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides before he will commit to the movie.
Johnny – who has played the lead role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the previous three installments of the pirate adventure trilogy – says he was “shocked and very sad” about the news when Dick phoned to tell him he was leaving. Original franchise castmembers Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley have already parted ways with Pirates.
“There’s a fissure, a crack in my enthusiasm at the moment,” he explains. “He is the utmost gentleman, so he made the call himself. He didn’t give me a reason. I didn’t see this coming. There was no reason to see this coming.”
Johnny credits Dick with convincing him to sign on for Pirates of the Caribbean in the first place.
“He’s instantly trustworthy. And you generally don’t meet people at the studios you trust. He’s a rare beast.”