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?

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  1. I would rather see Jack Sparrow die a heroic death than to see him replaced by Zac Efron. He does not have what it takes to be Jack Sparrow

  2. I wouldn’t usually even bother to comment, but with this…… CAN WE PETITION THIS? Johnny Depp is IRREPLACEABLE as Captain Jack Sparrow.

  3. Of course it won’t be the same without him! He IS captain jack sparrow! Efron is a good actor but im sorry i can not see him playing a younger jack.

  4. This is garbage. Disney is garbage for this. The REASON Disney cut ties with Depp, is both fabricated and maliciously based and because of such, are incredibly angering. Disney needs to cut of it’s trigger finger and get Depp back on board.


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