11/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Disney Prepares To Replace Johnny Depp In 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Franchise

Given that the Pirates franchise was the only live-action property making any money for the studio, they could reach deep in their pockets and keep Depp on for #4, but they're also preparing to replace Captain Jack with a entirely new character if he refuses a fifth and sixth film.

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