Pirates of the Caribbean is a beloved film franchise known for its swashbuckling adventures, humor, and memorable characters. The series was launched by Disney with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in 2003, and it quickly became a global sensation.
The Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise features a colorful cast of characters, with some of Hollywood’s finest actors bringing them to life. In the later series, Johnny Depp or Captain Jack Sparrow was the character they focused on more, leaving other characters still to be able to expand further.
One character who fans are hoping for a deeper story is Will Turner, who is brought to life by Orlando Bloom. ScreenRant recently published a piece sharing that Orlando Bloom’s character, Will Turner, should take center stage in Pirates of the Caribbean 6, rather than Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow.
While this hasn’t been confirmed, it would make sense considering the end-credits scene for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and could be a way for Disney to work around not having Johnny Depp in the film.
Of course, no one can deny that Johnny Depp plays the most iconic character in the series, known for his witty one-liners, eccentric mannerisms, and unique sense of style.
Keira Knightley plays Elizabeth Swann, but it seems unlikely that she will return. Throughout the series, she evolves from a damsel in distress to a courageous and capable pirate.
While these characters have grown, some will not return, most likely, to Pirates of the Caribbean 6. Johnny Depp has faced backlash and was labeled him a “wife-beater” in his tumultuous relationship with actress Amber Heard. As a result of this legal battle and the negative publicity surrounding it, Disney reportedly distanced itself from Depp, leading to questions about whether he would reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the upcoming installment.
It was widely speculated that Disney might choose to either recast the character or take a new direction for the franchise without Johnny Depp’s involvement. Some reports suggested that the studio was considering a female-led spinoff centered around new characters.
While this is all speculation, fans are hopeful that an original character will star in Pirates of the Caribbean 6.