Actor, Johnny Depp is returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and will be reprising his role as Jack Sparrow, five years after his last film.Depp was axed by the Disney franchise in 2018 after bosses said that they wanted to bring “new energy” to the series.
His former bosses are however now keen to have him back for a sixth movie and a Disney Plus spin-off series in a $300 million deal, months after he won his blockbuster legal battle against his ex-wife Amber Heard in June.
According to a new call sheet from production, Depp is due to have a test shoot in the UK in February. But the working title of the film is said to be A Day At The Sea.
Bruce Hendricks, who worked on the first three films, has been named as an executive producer on the new project.
It was also learnt that Disney want the actor to reprise his iconic role in not just the sixth film, but also a spin-off series exploring the character’s backstory.