After 5 motion pictures, over $4.5 billion on the field workplace and an Academy Award nomination for Greatest Actor, it will be secure to say that Johnny Depp’s efficiency as Captain Jack Sparrow has cemented its place in Hollywood historical past. Not solely did it launch one of many world’s hottest franchises and immediately set up the character as a cultural icon, but it surely additionally reworked Depp’s fame from unbiased cinema’s golden boy to one of many greatest stars within the enterprise.
The sequels could have inevitably suffered from the regulation of diminishing returns, however that’s to be anticipated when The Curse of the Black Pearl stays one of the vital purely entertaining and satisfying blockbusters of the final twenty years. Now, nonetheless, the Pirates of the Caribbean model is charting a unique course after dropping its main man, one thing that longtime followers aren’t finest happy about.
A sixth installment and a derivative starring Margot Robbie are each within the works, and but Jack Sparrow will likely be concerned in neither of them, after Depp was booted from the profitable gig by Disney. There’s been loads of hypothesis that the 57 year-old may very well be invited to return in some capability, however this isn’t the primary time he’s discovered his future as Captain Jack clouded in uncertainty.
Throughout filming of the primary installment, Disney chief Michael Eisner was not a fan of Depp’s off-kilter method to the character, accusing him of ruining the film and main the actor to suppose that he may even find yourself being fired from the manufacturing.
“Yeah, they needed to fireside me,” he stated. “It trickled again to me that Michael Eisner went on some form of bent about how, ‘Goddammit Johnny Depp’s ruining the movie! Is it drunk? Is it homosexual?’. So I absolutely anticipated to be fired. I actually anticipated to be fired, however I wasn’t for some motive. They have been truly going to place subtitles below my character, they couldn’t perceive Captain Jack.”
Removed from ruining the film, Depp was far and away the very best factor about it, however after 4 extra outings over the subsequent fourteen years, there’s each likelihood that his tenure as Jack Sparrow may very well be over for good this time, except Disney listens to the backlash and determine that making a Pirates of the Caribbean movie with out the principle promoting level of the complete franchise isn’t the wisest thought.