LONDON: Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp has agreed to return to his role of quirky pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in a fourth film of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Executives at Disney, the studio behind the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series based on a popular theme park ride at one of its parks, are delighted that Depp has agreed to play Jack Sparrow once again. The character is said to be modelled on The Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards, reports dailymail.co.uk.
The three films of the franchise produced by Hollywood filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer have earned a staggering $2.6 billion at the box office.
Depp will also star as the Mad Hatter in a big screen version of Lewis Carrol's “Alice in Wonderland” and as Tonto, the Indian sidekick of the masked cowboy in a version of the 1950s TV series “The Lone Ranger”.