We all know Johnny Depp needs money. The dude somehow spent most of his fortune made from the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, so when he heard rumors of a reboot, he probably got super excited.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like he’ll be involved in this reboot, according to a Disney executive named Sean Bailey.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bailey confirmed Disney is rebooting the franchise and they’re confident they don’t need Depp to bring it back to life. Deadpool’s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are working on the script.
“We want to bring in a new energy and vitality. I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.”
Sounds like a good plan to me. Reese and Wernick are super talented, so Disney’s decision to hire them to build this reboot is a smart move.
As for Depp? Well, maybe Tim Burton has a project in mind.