Johnny Depp has played Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for 15 years, however, he will not be apart of the reboot.
Scriptwriter Stuart Beattie confirmed the news DailyMail TV and uncovered they will reboot the entire franchise
In regards to Depp’s leave, Stuart stated: “I believe he’s had an incredible run. Clearly, he’s made that character his own and it’s turned into the character he’s most well known for the time being.
“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.”
He added: “I think Jack Sparrow will be his legacy. It’s the only character he’s played five times, it’s the character he dresses up in to visit children in hospitals, it’s what he’ll be remembered for.
“Before Jack Sparrow came along, [Depp] was considered this kind of quirky, independent actor that made these really cool little Tim Burton films but he was by no means a movie star and a lot of people thought we were crazy for casting him at the time.
“Because he wasn’t a proven commodity; you know, a big movie star. And we were making a big movie and we were putting this quirky, independent actor in the middle of it and people thought we were crazy. The fact that it worked is a miracle.”
“They were certainly nervous watching the rushes everyday but when it all came together, something just clicked and it was magic and connected with audiences. I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Disney reportedly met with Deadpool writing duo, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and they are in “early talks” of writing the script for the reboot.
Johnny Depp’s last Pirates of the Caribbean was Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017, which was the lowest performing film of the entire franchise.