Posted by on June 6, 2022 11:43 am
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Johnny Depp could make a comeback as “Pirates of the Caribbean” lead Jack Sparrow, according to one former Disney exec.

“I absolutely believe post-verdict that ‘Pirates’ is primed for rebooting with Johnny as Capt. Jack back on board,” an unnamed former Disney exec told People magazine. “There is just too much potential box-office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded in the Disney culture.”

Depp hasn’t played the swashbuckling Jack Sparrow since 2017, when he starred in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” While the film grossed $794.8 million worldwide, it was well below the $1.04 billion that its 2011 predecessor, “On Stranger Tides,” had hauled in.

The five films in the “Pirates” franchise starring Depp have brought in more the $4.5 billion worldwide.