Pirates of the Caribbean 6 with out Johnny Depp Jack Sparrow ‘doomed to failure’ | Films | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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Last week, Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer let slip that the sixth film within the franchise is ready to be a reboot.

Fan hearts sank as deep as Davy Jones’ locker following rumours that Disney is planning on Pirates 6 having a black feminine lead fairly than Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow on the helm of the Black Pearl.

Nevertheless, the identical report claims that the studio desires the star (who was Oscar-nominated for the half) again within the new film, however solely in a supporting function.

Yet if it’s a complete reboot with out Sparrow, Disney can count on a flop greater than the one left by the Kraken itself on the ocean floor.

That’s in response to a revered trade insider who spoke solely with Express.co.uk on the matter; the identical one who instructed us Depp can be contemplating a return to the franchise for the time being.

The supply instructed us: “Looking at the 2024 slate, it’s a lot of soft reboots. One of the rules of the entertainment business seems to be ‘IF SOMETHING IS SUCCESSFUL, THERE MUST BE MORE’. Much like other creative businesses, risk mitigation is the name of the game at the moment until someone does something different that audiences adopt.”

On Bruckheimer’s Pirates 6 reboot plans, the insider mentioned: “This feels like a threshold moment in terms of gradually escalating the dismissiveness of Disney’s fanbase. Essentially giving the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise a ‘hard reboot treatment’ since the previous instalment Dead Men Tell No Tales [UK title: Salazar’s Revenge] didn’t meet box office expectations, and was not well received. What makes this whole situation unique is Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios (who was in charge of the live-action end of the studio), stepped down last month and even previously stated that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Hocus Pocus 3 were their top priorities.”

The source continued: “However, I have high hopes in the independent sector, like Johnny Depp’s indie productions, there is a lot of potential, great undiscovered talent out there, and a need for authenticity. Putting Depp in such a film project will undoubtedly raise the perception of value in the cinema-going experience.

“There is nothing better than genuine on-screen charisma and chemistry but it’s going to require a rethink for Hollywood, an understanding of what it means to stick to the core value of what is being created throughout each story, through its characters and how reboots that lose their core value are more than likely doomed to failure. Are millions of people going to pay $15 to see a film in movie theatres based on a new, younger cast alone? I don’t think so.

“Any revival of Pirates of the Caribbean would have to be approached as an artistic decision rather than one that’s taken purely for the potential financial gain. How this reboot handles that concern should become clear whenever its plot details are officially announced.”