Although it is unclear whether Bruckheimer meant two separate sequels are in the works or two scripts for just one sequel, the producer confirmed that one includes a leading female role for actress Margot Robbie. He would not, however, say whether Depp would be back as “Captain Jack Sparrow.”
“Not at this point,” Bruckheimer told the Times. “The future is yet to be decided.”
Depp debuted as Sparrow in 2003’s Curse of the Black Pearl. He has appeared in four more Pirates sequels: Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End, On Stranger Tides, and Dead Men Tell No Tales.
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