Johnny Depp has been axed from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
The 55-year-old has played Jack Sparrow in the films for the past 15 years, but he will reportedly no longer be part of the films as Disney Studios plan a reboot.
Scriptwriter Stuart Beattie appeared to confirm the news on DailyMail TV and revealed they will be reworking the entire franchise.
Speaking about his exit, Stuart said: “I think he’s had a great run. Obviously, he’s made that character his own and it’s become the character he’s most famous for now.
“And kids all over the world love him as that character so I think it’s been great for him, it’s been great for us, so I’m just very, very happy about it.”