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Depp was not first choice to play Jack Sparrow

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COBRA Command

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Postby COBRA Command » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:59 am

As we all eagerly await the fourth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, and the return of Johnny Depp morphing into Captain Jack Sparrow, Pop Tarts has learned that Depp was actually not the person originally planned to play the odd pirate.

“I initially wrote that character with Hugh Jackman in mind,” screenwriter Stuart Beattie told Pop Tarts at the Advance Lounge Chair series in Los Angeles. “Hence the name Captain JACK Sparrow.”

At the time, Jackman was a prominent actor in Beattie’s homeland of Australia, but was not yet a big on the international scene, prompting the folks at Disney to dismiss Beattie’s casting contribution and instead hunt down Johnny Depp for the role.

And when it comes to trying to pushing for a big break in Hollywood, patience certainly pays off.

“I spent ten years pitching it Disney and they weren’t interested,” Beattie, who went on to write a string of other big-budget, epic films such as “Collateral,” “G.I Joe: Rise of the Cobra,” Australia” and “30 Days of Night,” added. “Then finally, I got a call to come back in.”

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outsider

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Postby outsider » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:10 am

I like Hugh Jackman, but he would have been too prim & proper (and clean) to be Jack Sparrow.

I'm so excited for another PotC movie. :smt026
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COBRA Command

cheese

Postby COBRA Command » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:11 am

I can't wait for the movie and the new Lego line.
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outsider

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Postby outsider » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:14 am

Next summer should be so much fun for movies: PotC 4, Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern*, Kung-Fu Panda 2... I'm sure there are others.

*I'm remaining optimistic. :|
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avengingtitan

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Postby avengingtitan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:19 am

How does a guy write great films like PoTC and Collateral and then go and write a stinker like GI Joe: Rise of Cobra?

Whats really funny is that Disney, after seeing the dailies, freaked out about Jacks percived gayness. Depp didnt help when he told them, as a joke, "Dont you know that all my characters are gay." Guess all that money they raked in made them not care anymore. :-D

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Postby Spidey-Man » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:31 am

garcoyle wrote:Next summer should be so much fun for movies: PotC 4, Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern*, Kung-Fu Panda 2... I'm sure there are others.

*I'm remaining optimistic. :|


May

Thor
Pirates 4
Hangover 2
Kung Fu Panda 2

June

X-Men: First Class
Super 8
Green Lantern
Cars 2
Rise of the Apes (Planet of the Apes prequel)

July

Transformers 3D
Harry Potter: The End part 2
Winnie the Pooh
Captain America
Cowboys and Aliens

August
Smurfs
Conan (the barbarian)
Spy Kids 4
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COBRA Command

cheese

Postby COBRA Command » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:39 am

avengingtitan wrote:How does a guy write great films like PoTC and Collateral and then go and write a stinker like GI Joe: Rise of Cobra?


I believe he took a pre-existing script and worked off of it as they needed to get everything finalized before the writer's strike. Much of what was in the movie was rumored for a couple of years before Beattie and Sommers got attached to the final product.
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bkthomson

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Postby bkthomson » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:51 am

Xtreme-X wrote:I can't wait for the movie and the new Lego line.


Could a Lego PotC be coming to the game systems?

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Postby Spidey-Man » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:52 am

avengingtitan wrote:How does a guy write great films like PoTC and Collateral and then go and write a stinker like GI Joe: Rise of Cobra?

Whats really funny is that Disney, after seeing the dailies, freaked out about Jacks percived gayness. Depp didnt help when he told them, as a joke, "Dont you know that all my characters are gay." Guess all that money they raked in made them not care anymore. :-D


They expected, and Jackman im sure would have played it, as a normal adventurous character.

they didnt get the mannerisms, the voice, and what not :lol: they thought he had ruined the movie

instead, he made it.
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dairydead

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Postby dairydead » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:34 pm

Thats so dumb. Do people really name characters like that?
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avengingtitan

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Postby avengingtitan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:36 pm

dairydead wrote:Thats so dumb. Do people really name characters like that?

You read the article and then asked that question. So I'd have to say yes.
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dairydead

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Postby dairydead » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:39 pm

avengingtitan wrote:You read the article and then asked that question. So I'd have to say yes.


well obviously in this case. I was talking about more in general. It seems like the guy was like "DUH, he was named JACK because JACKMAN was gonna play him!" kinda dumb.
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SaturnKnight

dINGO

Postby SaturnKnight » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:50 pm

avengingtitan wrote:How does a guy write great films like PoTC and Collateral and then go and write a stinker like GI Joe: Rise of Cobra?

Whats really funny is that Disney, after seeing the dailies, freaked out about Jacks percived gayness. Depp didnt help when he told them, as a joke, "Dont you know that all my characters are gay." Guess all that money they raked in made them not care anymore. :-D

I loved it when Depp told Patti Smith that story in Vanity Fair. (The rest of the story is that it was just one female executive at Disney who freaked out.) Totally awesome. :-D
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Kolimar

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Postby Kolimar » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:20 pm

Interesting bit of info. That said, it happens all the time.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:21 pm

what happens all the time?

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