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Buzz In: Who Should Take Johnny Depp's Place in the Pirates Franchise?

Buzz In: Who Should Take Johnny Depp's Place in the Pirates Franchise?

Rumors have been swirling for the past week or so that Johnny Depp isn't as excited about Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides now that former head honcho Dick Cook has left Disney studios. Depp is still attached to the project for now, but supposedly Disney is already preparing to search for his replacement if necessary.

The character wouldn't be recast, but the new challenge will be finding an actor and fictional pirate worthy of Depp's Jack Sparrow. It's hard to even imagine someone else with the same mix of swagger and comedic timing, but hey — if Depp could create one memorable pirate, who's to say that another brilliant actor can't follow suit?

I could see Robert Downey Jr. as a pretty badass raider, and no doubt he'd have fun with the role. Who do you think should take Depp's place?

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luvjohnny luvjohnny 7 years
There is no POTC without JOHNNY!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
The only reason the Pirates movie were AS successful as they were was because of Johnny Depp. I don't another actor could fill his shoes, they just leave the franchise alone. Besides, the first movie is the only good one. Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush made the other two movies watchable.
pargie pargie 7 years
I agree, they shouldn't do it without him. I love him! The first movie was brilliant, the second two were good..Johnny made then brilliant.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
It has to be Johnny Depp. If they put anyone else in that role, it will be a total flop!
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
i love the pirates movies, but come jack sparrow? he MADE those movies!!! if johnny and orlando are out, i'm out. lol @ # 14....RDJ does seem to do ALL the action movies lately!!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
They shouldn't even try
Kirei Kirei 7 years
No one! Johnny Depp is Captain Jack Sparrow. Disney should quit while they're ahead and keep the POTC movies as a trilogy.
mlen mlen 7 years
no one! they should just stop making them. if they insist on making more it needs to be a completely different pirate- and yes that said- RDJ would be good
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Ugh, it's a terrible idea to make the movie if Johnny isn't in it. The first one was great, but they deteriorated from there - the third one was terrible! Why are they making a fourth one anyway? I say scrap it if Johnny bails. No one can replace him. It would just be an imitation of his performance, and it would be awful.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
I agree with all the others; without Johnny Depp, there's no reason to continue. Time to end a good thing.
misriss misriss 7 years
No one else can be Jack Sparrow. But I ike the Robert Downey Jr. idea. He just needs to be a completely different pirate.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i think that they should just scrap the whole thing if he's not going to be in it. who else would do the character justice? no one really. either it would be a jim carrey type who would go overboard with it or someone that just wouldn't have the same penache.
myfairlady93 myfairlady93 7 years
They didn't even need to make the 2 sequels IMO. The first one was great and I loved it, and then we got 2 way too long movies with stupid plots and stupid action sequences that weren't even entertaining. Just stop Disney!
JulieJean JulieJean 7 years
They either need to find a role and a great actor to make it insanely good, or leave it at 3 movies. Oh yeah, by the way, why make a fourth? The 3 pirate movies so far are very entertaining and well put together, why ruin it?
vmruby vmruby 7 years
I agree with all the others.Why ruin a good thing......
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
I agree that they shouldn't do another movie. Although, Robert Downey Jr would make a good pirate! It's just no one would appreciate it without Johnny on screen as well.
glynislily glynislily 7 years
They need to leave this franchise alone. Johnny or no Johnny the 3 movies are good, they should leave it at that.
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