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Johnny Depp has dropped from “Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, Disney producer confirms

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Johnny Depp is officially the fall of the “Pirates of The Caribbean” movies and series, it is confirmed.

A Disney producer said Depp, 55, stop playing Captain Jack Sparrow after 14 years at the helm, so the movies have a reboot.

“We want to bring in a new energy and vitality,” Disney production chief Sean Bailey said to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason why Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that is what I have ordered.”

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Johnny’s last “Pirates of the Caribbean” was “Dead men Tell No Tales” in 2017, which was the worst performing of the five films.

Depp played the lead role in the five films that are more than 14 years and the series has a gross profit of more than $4.5 billion, making it the 12th largest franchise in movie history.

Back in October screenwriter Stuart Beattie seemed to confirm that the news of Johnny’s exit on “DailyMail TV” and revealed they will be reworking the whole franchise.

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Speaking about his exit, Stuart said: “I think he had a good run. Of course, he’s made that his own character and the character that he is most known for now.

“And children all over the world love him as that character so I think it is good for him, it’s been great for us, so I’m just very very happy about it.”

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He added: “I think Jack Sparrow will be his legacy. It is the only character that he played five times, it is the sign that he dresses up to visit kids in hospitals, it is what he will be remembered.

“Before Jack Sparrow came along, [Depp] was considered, this kind of self-willed, independent actor who is a really fun Tim Burton films, but he was in no case a movie star and a lot of people thought we were crazy for casting him in the moment.

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“Because he’s not a proven commodity; you know, a big movie star. And we were making a great movie and we put this self-willed, independent player in the middle and people thought we were crazy.

“The fact that it worked is a miracle.

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“They were definitely nervous watching the rushes daily, but when it all came together, something just clicked and it was magic and connected with the audience. I am proud to be a part of it.”

The Sun Online has contacted Johnny rep for comment.

This article originally appeared on The Sun.

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