After 14 years of playing Captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp has been axed from Pirates Of The Carribean. Disney bosses confirmed the news, saying they wanted to bring “new energy” to the series. It is known Disney producers met with Deadpool’s writing pair Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen the script for a reboot.
Disney’s production chief Sean Bailey told The Hollywood Reporter : “I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.”.