Swashbucklers argue whether 'Pirates of the Caribbean' can survive without Jack Sparrow
Johnny Depp has made it completely clear that no amount in the world will be enough to lure him back to Pirates of the Caribbean.
A significant number of fans have outlined that they are not interested in returning to the high seas until he is involved, but Disney is still moving forward with two new projects.
The sixth installment in the main timeline and the Margot Robbie-led spinoff are both in active development behind the scenes, which creates a curious scenario.
Depp's Jack Sparrow has undoubtedly always been the biggest attraction and main selling point of the multi-billion dollar brand, but can Pirates of the Caribbean flourish without him?
There's certainly a lot of value mined from the lore, but Redditors don't exactly agree on whether the Depp-less adventures are a worthwhile endeavor.
Star Wars, Jurassic Park, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the X-Men, Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth, Transformers, and the Wizarding World are some of the big-name properties that have been carried forward.
Pirates of the Caribbean offers action, romance, epic naval battles, mysticism, magic, the supernatural, and plenty of other disparate elements throughout its five-film existence.
But it also remains controversial to say that more feature films, offshoots, or even Disney Plus shows have been able to succeed without Depp's iconic hero.