Uh-oh! "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales" has been reportedly cancelled. Based on the latest reports, Disney is now opting to release a reboot with Orlando Bloom as the lead and not a sequel with Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow as the main character.
Since the beginning of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, fans already know that Johnny Depp's iconic Captain Jack Sparrow has been the lead character of films. Unfortunately, Depp is now losing the "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales" lead role to fellow "Pirates" co-actor Orlando Bloom, who plays the role of Will Turner in the franchise.
Johnny Depp Vs. Orlando Bloom In 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales'
Due to Disney's plans to release a reboot and cancel "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales" sequel, Johnny Depp is on the verge of losing millions. According to Movie News Guide, the reboot is a "big blow" for Depp's career, especially he's currently in the middle of a nasty divorce battle with estranged wife Amber Heard.
Orlando Bloom, on the other hand, is gearing up for his role in "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales." The reboot will reportedly focus more on Will Turner's relationship with his son, Henry.
Johnny Depp Still Part Of 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Reboot?
Despite the rumors that Johnny Depp aka Jack Sparrow won't be the lead star in "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales," he will still be a part of the "Pirates" reboot. However, there won't be much a role for Depp in the movie, Ecumenical News notes.
As for the reason why Disney wanted to axe Depp's character, it is reportedly due to the actor's declining popularity. Thus, the speculations that the upcoming "Pirates" movie will be Depp's last Jack Sparrow appearance.
'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Cast And Release Date
Aside from Bloom and Depp, "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales" will also introduce new characters including Kaya Scodelario as astronomer Carina Smyth and Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner. Rumors also have it that Carina will also be Henry's love interest Captain Barbossa's (Geoffrey Rush) daughter in the upcoming "Pirates" reboot.
Javier Bardem is also part of "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales" and he will be playing the role of Captain Salazar. Meanwhile, the upcoming reboot is set to be released on May 26, 2017, Parent Herald previously reported.
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