Five years after the final “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, Johnny Depp will reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the beloved movie. According to a new call sheet from the production, Depp, who has starred in all five previous films, is planned for a UK test shoot in February. The title of the upcoming Disney film is “A Day At The Sea”, the source added.
“Johnny is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow and is scheduled to start filming at the beginning of February at a top secret location in the UK. Everything is in the early stages and there is still no director attached to the project, which is being called A Day At The Sea. Johnny is expected to do a test shoot in early February before the production gets fully underway. A call sheet has been distributed among those in the know. Bruce Hendricks, who worked on the first three films, is named as the Executive Producer on the new project.”
As Sparrow in The Curse Of The Black Pearl, Depp made his acting debut in 2003. Depp reportedly earned over £200 million from the first five movies, which collectively brought in over £3.4 billion worldwide. After being called a “wife abuser” in an article about him and his ex-wife Amber Heard, he lost a defamation trial in November 2020, casting question on his future with the franchise. Depp sued Amber Heard for slander in the US and won in June. They split up in 2016 after one year of marriage.
Over 800,000 people have signed a petition that Depp’s fans initiated to get him back in the cast of the movies in an effort to persuade studio executives to sign him. Margot Robbie said last week that a new Pirates project with a female lead had been shelved. After Depp walked away from the franchise, it was thought that the production was made to fill the void.