Is this the end of Jack Sparrow? Johnny Depp has been dropped from the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise as Disney Studios plans a major reboot.

DailyMailTV can reveal despite Johnny Depp playing the major lead in five Pirates movies over the past 15 years it appears Captain Jack Sparrow has made his final voyage on the Black Pearl.

Original Pirates script writer Stuart Beattie is the first to publicly confirm that Disney Studios appears to be ditching the star as they rework the entire franchise.

Depp, 55, who has endured personal dramas over the past four years, saw his last outing as Sparrow in Dead Men Tell No Tales, which became the lowest performing movie of the films.

Speaking exclusively to DailyMailTV at a red carpet event in Hollywood, Beattie confirmed on camera the reboot means Depp is out as Sparrow.

Nodding when it was suggested Depp was out, he said: ‘I think he’s had a great run. Obviously, he’s made that character his own and it’s become the character he’s most famous for now.

‘And kids all over the world love him as that character so I think it’s been great for him, it’s been great for us, so I’m just very, very happy about it.’

Watch the interview here.

Please say it is not the end of Jack Sparrow!

Share your comments below

  • Is this franchise really still staggering along?


  • I stopped watching after the second. Didn’t even realise it went much further.


  • I agree with other posters. This series is long dead already. They’re still making movies?!!


  • Pirates has been on its way out fir a while now. Drop Captain Jack and I’m pretty sure they will be the final nail in tge coffin


  • Whilst the show will not be the same without him it would be tough to continue the series The way it’s going anyway.


  • They wouldn’t be able to replace him.


  • We stopped watching these movies after a while – the first couple were good….but then…..lack of interest.


  • Surprised it took this long. I’d just scrap the whole franchise. Only the first movie was any good.

    • They lost appeal with us too – plot and characters.


  • Sorry to hear he endured personal dramas over the past 4 years. Hopefully he’s out by own choice.


  • I loved Johnny Depp as captain jack! Won’t be the same without him


  • Well, there goes any reason for me to watch the next movie. Shame they cut a character that people followed the film’s to see more of.


  • Can’t imagine a different pirate


  • That must be such a big change for him. My husband and daughter will be quite upset. I don’t watch “The Pirates of the Caribbean”.


  • This is really sad and I hope they don’t make another person Jack Sparrow it won’t be the same.


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