[Blind Gossip] A little insight as to why this star definitely won’t be returning to their gig.
You probably think it is because they have behaved obnoxiously… or because they have worn out their welcome… or because they insulted someone… or because producers or costars don’t want to work with them anymore.
Nope. It’s much simpler than that!
It’s money. The insurance would be too astronomical. It’s just a bad financial risk to keep them. They’ll find a replacement who is easier to insure. And younger.
There you go.
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[Optional] Is it good or bad that they are being replaced?
Star: Johnny Depp
We told you exactly two months ago that a major star was going to be replaced in his gig because of money issues.
Now we have confirmation that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise will go on… but star Johnny Depp is going to be replaced!
From The Hollywood Reporter:
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Sean Bailey is reimagining Disney classics like ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Dumbo’ with a possible reboot of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ sans Johnny Depp in the works: “We want to give it a kick in the pants.”
Bailey, who oversees a staff of 100 in Burbank, sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the opportunities offered by Disney’s upcoming streaming service and the future of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise without Johnny Depp.
Q: You’ve hired Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to work on a possible Pirates of the Caribbean reboot. Can Pirates survive without Johnny Depp?
A: We want to bring in a new energy and vitality. I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.
So, there you have it. Confirmation that Pirates of the Caribbean will go on, but without Johnny Depp.
Notice how both THR and the Disney chief just glossed over Depp’s dismissal? THR was not going to embarrass Disney Man by asking exactly why Depp was out, and both focused on the reboot. That’s Hollywood, folks!
While alcoholic/drug addict/abusive/accident-prone actors involved in multiple lawsuits are poor insurance risks, Disney Man wisely skipped the discussion about the completion bond and pivoted immediately to how hiring new writers would bring new energy and vitality to the franchise.
Disney will pick someone younger – and less messy – to take on the lead role in the reboot.
Perhaps a female pirate?
Congratulations to Macmac for being first with the correct response!