It’s one of the biggest franchises in the world and every single installment has starred this A list actor in the main role, but we’re hearing that partnership is coming to a swift end.
‘Rebooting,’ says a source, ‘but without him and his big old paycheck.’
It’s going to be a tough job to replace the eponymous star, especially in another hollow reboot.
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This has led to speculation on whether Depp’s presence has become toxic to the franchise following controversial domestic abuse accusations from his ex-wife Amber Heard. There has been a growing chorus of those who don’t want Depp involved in big fan-driven franchises like Pirates or Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts — campaigns which have gone so far as to attack the creators (J.K. Rowling) and studios (Warner Bros. Disney) who continue to employ Depp. – Source