Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Wants Johnny Depp Back In ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Wants Johnny Depp Back In ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has said he’d love Johnny Depp to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Both the actor and Disney have ruled out the actor’s return to the adventure movies, but Bruckheimer isn’t giving up. In fact, he insists he’s still “working on” getting Depp back on board for a sixth installment.

  1. Jerry Bruckheimer is keen to work with Johnny Depp again. Given that Depp starred in the first five “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies between 2003 and 2017, the producer thinks it’s only right he stars in the sixth. When asked last week if we’d ever see Depp as the cheeky pirate on the big screen again, he responded: “We’re still working on it.”
  2. There’s only one more “Pirates” film on deck. The sixth film was put on ice when legal proceedings began against Depp and was eventually indefinitely put on hold. Bringing Depp back for one more round seems like it would be simple enough, but that’s not the case.
  3. Depp and Disney did not see eye to eye. There was a lot of press during filming of the fifth movie about Depp’s awful behavior on set. From turning up hours late to being inebriated and unable to remember his lines, things did not go well. Depp hinted during the Amber Heard defamation case that he wasn’t on friendly terms with Disney anymore, which could be why it’s taking so long to strike a deal.
  4. However it happens, Jerry Bruckheimer would “love” Johnny Depp back in the franchise. However, he’s not sure if Disney feels the same. “You’d have to ask them. I can’t answer that question,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “I really don’t know. I would love to have him in the movie. He’s a friend, a terrific actor and it’s unfortunate that personal lives creep into everything we do.” Of course, even if Disney welcomed him back, Depp has claimed he wouldn’t work with them again for $300 million, so fans probably shouldn’t hold their breath.
Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more.