Elon Musk’s Response To Rumors Ayo Edebiri Will Replace Johnny Depp In ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 6’ Sparks Backlash

Elon Musk’s Response To Rumors Ayo Edebiri Will Replace Johnny Depp In ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 6’ Sparks Backlash

Elon Musk has weighed in on the speculation surrounding Ayo Edebiri potentially stepping into the iconic role previously held by Johnny Depp in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. Since Depp’s departure from his celebrated portrayal of Jack Sparrow, there’s been much speculation about who would don the character’s famed attire next, with several prominent names being tossed into the ring.

Margot Robbie was previously seen as a leading candidate, rumored in 2020 to be at the helm of a female-driven narrative for the franchise’s next chapter, reportedly titled ‘Pirates 6.’ According to an exclusive by the Hollywood Reporter, Robbie was collaborating with Christina Hodson on a fresh direction for the series, though momentum for this project appeared to wane, with Robbie telling Vanity Fair that despite developing the idea for a while, Disney seemed to have shelved it, describing it as “a different kind of story, which we thought would’ve been really cool.”

However, Jerry Bruckheimer, a stalwart producer for the franchise, conveyed to The Sun that the project remains a going concern for both him and Disney, expressing optimism about its eventual realization and acknowledging Robbie’s potential disappointment at its delayed progress.

Amidst this backdrop, reports have emerged suggesting Ayo Edebiri might be cast in a leading role as a character inspired by the historical pirate Anne Bonny, sparking a mix of excitement and controversy.

Elon Musk, unprovoked, shared his blunt critique on X, responding to the news by stating, “Disney sucks.” This reaction comes in the wake of Johnny Depp’s removal from the franchise amid allegations of abuse by his ex-wife Amber Heard, which led Depp to reflect on his treatment by Disney and the broader implications of being presumed “guilty until proven innocent.”

Depp has spoken candidly about his deep personal connection to Captain Jack Sparrow, a character he developed extensively, contributing his own ideas, dialogue, and humor over the years. He expressed confusion and disappointment over Disney’s decision, considering their long and profitable partnership.

While confirmation on Edebiri’s casting remains pending, anticipation and debate continue to swirl around the future of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.