Disney Looks To Zac Efron To Replace Johnny Depp As Captain Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp, who? Zac Efron may be the new Captain Jack Sparrow in the new Disney Pirates of the Caribbean film.

IMBD and other news sources have reported that the former Disney Channel star is in talks to play a younger Captain Jack Sparrow in the upcoming prequel film. Johnny Depp previously held the role of everyone’s favorite pirate for the five films. In January of 2019, reports started to come out that Disney had severed all ties with Depp. By not having Depp in the new Pirates film, the studio stands to save $90 million- most of which would have gone to his salary.

Disney has not confirmed Zac Efron, and reported that they are still eyeing others for the role. The new project will feature both new and old characters from the franchise. What characters are you hoping come back? Do you think Pirates will be the same without Johnny Depp?

Kristi is the Media and PR Director for The Kingdom Insider. She's a lifelong Disney fan and grew up spending her family vacations at the Happiest Place on Earth. She resides in Florida with her husband and two boys, ages 4 and 6.