TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 20:  Johnny Depp attends the Japan Premiere of "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel on June 20, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)
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Currently, there are two "Pirates of the Caribbean" scripts in development, which would make the sixth and seventh installments in the franchise. When asked if Disney was planning to cast Johnny Depp in the sixth film, producer Jerry Bruckheimer responded "not at this point."
Bruckheimer also revealed that the sixth script is centered on a female lead, with Margot Robbie in mind, which might eliminate the need for Jack Sparrow altogether. Bruckheimer added that "the future is yet to be decided," leaving the door open for a possible Depp return for the seventh film.
But Disney is only half of the equation, because Depp may not even want to come back. During the trial, Depp felt betrayed by Disney and confirmed he wouldn't return to the role no matter how much they offered. There's no guarantee Depp will ever play Jack Sparrow again, but it's more likely today than it was yesterday.