Back in 2003, Disney took an enormous gamble with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Not solely was the swashbuckling epic primarily based on a Disneyland journey, however there hadn’t been a profitable pirates film in years. 1995’s Cutthroat Island had been the largest field workplace flop of all time, dropping round $147 million and noticed the closure of Carolco Pictures.
Meanwhile, Disney had employed indie film star Johnny Depp to play Captain Jack Sparrow of their Pirates of the Caribbean film.
But now, in a brand new interview, Depp has shared how the studio have been involved about his portrayal.
The 57-year-old attended the Zurich Film Festival final weekend as a producer of Crock of Gold.
And in accordance with Euro News, he stated how Disney was “scared to death” of his portrayal of Jack Sparrow.
Earlier this summer time, Depp’s Pirates co-star Greg Ellis shared how Depp overcame the studio’s considerations.
Ellis, who performed Lieutenant Commander Theodore Groves in three of the flicks shared recollections of the primary read-through for The Curse of the Black Pearl.
The 52-year-old informed Express.co.uk: “I do not forget that day I learn fairly a couple of characters as a result of solely about 15 of the core forged have been there.
“There was nervousness and low expectation.”
Ellis added: “Nobody anticipated it to do in addition to it did.
“Johnny’s profession up till that time, he was a celebrity who did seemingly unbiased motion pictures.
“For him to mix with the massive company world of Disney and play a doddering, barely drunken, effeminate, overly-dressed pirate…I feel there was lots of nerves on the studio’s a part of how audiences would obtain it.”
A sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film is within the works with Margot Robbie starring, though Depp’s involvement is unclear at this stage.