The fifteen-year-old franchise about adventuring pirates is getting a sixth installment soon and it seems that the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow will not be a part of the adventure.
According to Forbes, the now infamous actor Johnny Depp earned a whopping salary of $90 million per Pirates film, deterring Disney from including the rum swigging pirate from the next installment in the franchise. Not only would it be smart financially to not recycle the tiresome character (and actor), it would also be against the vision of the new writers of the film Disney has at the helm. Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are currently set to writer the script for the upcoming film and are aiming for “a kick in the pants.”, according to Disney producer Sean Bailey.
Though it is still unknown how this supposed “kick in the pants” will be played and who will be the star of it, the future of Pirates of the Caribbean automatically looks brighter without the problematic actor reducing the film’s budget and public perception.
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