How exactly the “Pirates Of The Caribbean” series will continue is not yet entirely clear – but one thing is certain: that it will go on, with or without Johnny Depp. So while we wait for Pirates of the Caribbean 6, let’s recap how Pirates of the Caribbean all started: That’s when Johnny Depp stepped onto the planks of the Black Pearl for the first time as pirate captain Jack Sparrow – and almost got a blue nose. But not because he was drunk (which he was!)…
Because at one of the first meetings between Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski, the actor made a rather crazy proposal for his character: Jack Sparrow should have his nose chopped off in a sword fight. Then he would have her sewn on again – but because of the poor blood circulation in the tissue, the nose would henceforth be blue!
That would not only have resulted in a very strange look for the pirate, but also given him a completely new peculiarity: because his sensitive nose was in such bad shape, blue-nosed Jack Sparrow would have had it more afraid of catching a cold or of pepper that would have made him sneeze than of death itself.
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Almost crazier than the request itself, however, is the fact that Gore Verbinski is said to have been on the verge of fulfilling the actor’s wish. As shocked as the filmmaker was by Depp’s suggestion, he was reportedly determined to convince Disney of the pirate’s blue nose. But Johnny Depp is said to have recognized himself that his idea had overshot the mark a little – and gave up the plan.
Like our sister site Espinof.com reported, for example, this story is included in the audio commentary of the DVD edition of “Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl” in Spain – although not on the Blu-ray.
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This article previously appeared in a similar form on our Spanish sister site Espinof. HERE you come to the original text.