A week ago Johnny Depp Appeared at D23 in full Jack Sparrow attire to announce the name of the newest Pirates of the Caribbean film, Stranger Tides. However, just a few days later, with the exit of Dick Cook from Disney, Depp is singing a slightly different sea shanty.
Here’s what he told the La Times.
The actor said it was because of Cook that he ended up working with Disney in the first place. Cook had been trying woo Depp for years with various projects including doing voice-overs for animated films and one day, in Cook’s office, the studio chief threw out an idea that Depp pounced on.
“He said, ‘We’re thinking about doing this ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie,’” Depp recalled. “I said I was in. This was before there was a script or anything.”
As for the fourth planned “Pirates” movie, Depp said while he has a potential deal in place that will depend on how good the script is, his passion for the project at the moment has been severely dampened by the news that Cook will no longer be around.
“There’s a fissure, a crack in my enthusiasm at the moment,” Depp said. “It was all born in that office.
If this doesn’t change, we could very well be looking at Russel Brand as the new Jack Sparrow and not his brother.