Here is why Johnny Depp rejected early script of Pirates of the Caribbean 5

New Delhi: Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is scheduled to release on May 26 in the US.

Johnny Depp arrives on the red carpet for the global premiere of the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in Shanghai, China on May 11, 2017. (REUTERS)

This might just make you see your beloved Captain Jack Sparrow in a whole new light altogether. According to the blog post of Screenwriter Terry Rossio, who has been involved in every Pirates film so far, an early version of the script was rejected by Johnny Depp because it had a female villain.

He wrote, “My version of Dead Men Tell No Tales [the US title for Pirates 5] was set aside because it featured a female villain, and Johnny Depp was worried that would be redundant to Dark Shadows, which also featured a female villain.”
The Alice Through the Looking Glass star has been recently in news because of the rumours and allegations surrounding Johnny Depp’s personal life and professional behavior.

Rossio also wrote about the various hurdles and potential deaths a script can face during development.

“My television series Magical Law lapsed when Gore Verbinski ‘decided to direct The Lone Ranger instead. Our theatrical feature Lightspeed was put on the back burner when Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise,” he added.
On a related note, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is scheduled to release on May 26 in the US.

The movie stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush.

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