Johnny Depp was angered by ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ storyline, ‘It wasn’t up to par’

Johnny Depp starred as Captain Jack Sparrow for five films spanning 14 years. It would be logical that the actor wants everything to be perfect for this character since he is very attached to him. During his trial with his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp admitted he was angry at an initial script for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and that led him to do some rewrites.

Johnny Depp played Jack Sparrow in 5 movies

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Depp has portrayed many iconic characters, including Willy Wonka in Charlie and the chocolate factory and the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland. However, he is best known for his portrayal of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Jack wasn’t the main character in the first movie, the curse of the black pearlbut he became the icon of this franchise due to his hilarious and heartfelt performance as Jack.

His performance even earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination. He continued to play the role in all pirate sequels and earned around $300 million for his portrayal of this character. However, once Heard published a 2018 op-ed via The Washington Post accusing Depp of domestic violence, Disney dropped Depp from the role, killing any possibility of a Pirates 6.

Johnny Depp was angered by the initial script of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’

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During the libel trial against Heard, Depp was questioned about an email he sent to his personal assistant after arriving in Australia and starting pre-production for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Here’s what Depp wrote in the email:

“Honestly, I won’t do anything anymore that involves discussing my increased embarrassment for prostituting for all that wasted fucking shit. Nothing. Years on characters I’ve come to consider my legacy with so many Every fucking fight, every fucking time, I held my ugliness and rage deeper and controlled myself when there was still room in my head to do such a thing.

Depp confirmed this and said that this email was sent in an angry reaction to the storyline of Pirates 5. He also said he then rewrote to improve the script.

“The script I received didn’t live up to my expectations,” Depp replied. “So part of my anger was that the script was being written very lazily and I had to do a lot of rewriting.”

Did ‘Pirates 5′ end up being a success?’

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Pirates 5 ended up being a hit movie. Worldwide, the film has grossed $795 million, according to Box Office Mojo, making it the franchise’s fourth highest-grossing film. Critically, it has the lowest score on Rotten Tomatoes at 30%, but it doesn’t have the lowest with viewership at 60%. It might not have been the best way to leave Jack Sparrow, but it’s an entertaining ride nonetheless.

the Pirates of the Caribbean the movies are currently streaming on Disney+.

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