Reboot Pirates of The Caribbean Series Because Depp Is Too Expensive?
Reboot Pirates of the Caribbean series without Johnny Depp, in the eyes of many people, this is almost impossible. After all, Depp has always been the selling point of this series, rather than finding a newcomer to play Captain Jack. It's better to say that Johnny Depp... . But Disney seems to have confidence in this. In fact, there is a good reason for them to do so, that is, "money."
According to Forbes statistics, in the absence of Depp, every production of a Pirates of the Caribbean movie will save $90 million in budget. In order to make this payout more valuable, the writers have to focus more on Captain Jack, which is one of the reasons why the quality of the Pirates of the Caribbean series is not as good as before. According to The Playlist, Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales, although the global box office reached $800 million, but did not meet Disney's expectations. Depp's $90 million pay, plus 20 million, can shoot a Deadpool 2. At the same time, $90 million can also shoot three films of A Star is Born and two films of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Now think back to the first Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. At that time, Depp's play did not occupy a large proportion. The story of Orlando's blacksmith and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth's story line, is equally comparable. But because of Captain Jack’s role, later sequels began to focus more and more on this character.
Deadpool’s screenwriters Lutter Rees and Paul Wernick are preparing to reboot the script. For this arrangement, Sean Bailey, chairman of Disney's production department, said: "We want fresh energy, I love pirate movies, but we want to regroup, this is the task I gave them."
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