Disney Wanted Jim Carrey to Play Jack Sparrow in Pirates Franchise, Not Depp

When people think of Pirates of the Caribbean characters, they frequently think of Jack Sparrow.

Many people associate Johnny Depp with the iconic character,however imagine a scenario where we let you know that Depp was not Disney’s initial option? Although it may be difficult to envision another actor playing the rum-loving pirate, the role was initially intended for a few different performers! When casting Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the film’s makers went through a variety of people to find the right Jack Sparrow. Canadian actor Jim Carrey was considered for the part, but the producers ultimately chose Robert De Niro for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow.

There was yet to be a Disney attraction-based film at the time of production. Usually, a film was made first, followed by a ride, but in the case of Pirates of the Caribbean, this was the first attempt to invert that pattern. The picture was regarded as a risk, and direct-to-video distribution was even explored. With all of this in mind, De Niro decided the picture would be a flop and declined the part.

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During this time, Johnny Depp was seeking for a family-friendly project to work on, and everything came into place. De Niro may have been punishing himself after the first Pirates picture grossed $654.3 million at the box office, since he went on to try to portray a pirate in Stardust. The picture fared well, but it did not earn the same level of appreciation and enthusiasm that they have seen in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. But another Hollywood celebrity came close to stealing Sparrow from Depp, as well as the legendary part of Edward Scissorhands. Jim Carrey is a Canadian actor best known for his work in films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Bruce Almighty, The Grinch, The Mask, and others. The actor is now making waves for labeling Will Smith “sickening” for hitting Chris Rock at the Oscars after the comedian made a joke about Will’s wife, Jada.

It appears that Carrey auditioned for the job of Jack Sparrow and was offered it, yet turned it down due to schedule issues, allowing Johnny Depp to plunge in and seize it.

Disney has fired Johnny Depp from the franchise after the actor’s continuing court fight with ex-wife Amber Heard cast a terrible light on him. Even after Depp was fired, the firm continued to utilize his image as Jack Sparrow because fans couldn’t get enough of him. Meet and greets, Disney attractions, and even Disney-collaborated video games highlight Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the actor in terms of appearance, sound, and attitude.

The charges that Depp assaulted his ex-wife rapidly became a topic of interest for everyone. Depp maintains that Heard’s claims are baseless and that he has never been found guilty in a court of law. The $150 million claim will not be resolved until the trial begins next month. Elon Musk and James Franco, both celebrities, are scheduled to testify.

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