As the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues. Some information regarding Depp’s plans for the future of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise has been revealed.
Last week Depp stated he would not return to the franchise. Today during his testimony, he discussed his original plan to help co-write the script. As well as reveal that he wanted to give the characters a proper send off.
“…I, in fact, had been approached to take part in writing Pirates 6…my feeling was that these characters should be able to have their proper goodbye, as it were. A franchise can only last for so long, and there’s a way to end a franchise like that. And I thought that the characters deserved…to end their franchise on a very good note. I planned on continuing until it was time to stop”
As of right now, the state of the ‘Pirates’ franchise is a bit up in the air. One project involving Margot Robbie (The Suicide Squad) and Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) has been announced. As well as another by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Ted Elliot who worked on the previous “Pirates” films. Although according to our own Skyler Shuler the franchise appears to be put back on “The drawing board” at the moment.
It’s speculated that we may learn more information on the state of the series to be revealed later this year at Disney’s D23.