The recent rumors circling around Disney’s Pirates of the Carribean reflect that the sixth edition of the franchise is on its way although it’s still uncertain whether Johnny Depp will be in the film or not.
This report came through Geeks World Wide which stated that Pirates Of The Carribean 6 is about to begin its production stage, with its original director Joachim Ronning who was speculated to reprise his directing duties after the previous POTC film, Dead Men Tell No Tales. As reported, the script is being written by Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson. The film will also see Nigel Phelps returning for its production design.
Joachim Ronning is currently working on Disney’s Maleficent 2 so the filming of Pirates of the Carribean will not begin until 2020. The release date is speculated to be somewhat in 2021 or 2022.
This has left a lot of fans wondering if they’ll see the creators bringing Johnny Depp into the franchise. Pirates of the Carribean 5 managed to earn only $749 million dollars while POTC 4 earned a whopping one billion dollars. A lot of critics and fans have stated in the past that Depp’s presence in the film has now become toxic to the franchise, following recent domestic abuse accusations by Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard. There are numerous fans who don’t want to see Depp in fan-driven franchises like Harry Potter and Pirates.
Angry Fans have even launched campaigns against Depp, attacking J. K. Rowling and Warner Bros. for continuing to employ Depp in the Fantastic Beasts film. Disney has become an even bigger focal point post their firing of Guardians of the Galaxy Director, James Gunn over old controversial tweets about rape and pedophilia.
With Big franchises hinging on the public opinion of their stars and crew, the question concerning Depp’s continuation in Disney remains a big question.
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