Despite Rumors, Johnny Depp Confirmed in Pirates 4
09.29.09 by BJSprecher
Only one week after Johnny Depp appeared in full Captain Jack Sparrow costume at Walt Disney's D23 Expo, Dick Cook, the man who brought Depp aboard and supported his imaginative portrayal of Sparrow, suddenly left Disney. Depp was deeply affected by Cook's departure and said that there was a "crack" in his enthusiasm to reprise the role.
Depp's statements quickly made the rounds, igniting a flurry of debate and speculation over whether he would actually be returning as Captain Jack in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. However, according to Cinema Blend, a Disney representative has confirmed Depp's participation in the fourth installment of the popular franchise.