The news of the resignation or termination or whatever of Dick Cook as studio chief of Disney has left Johnny Depp a little less excited to bard the Black Pearl and subject us to a fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean (which was rumored to not have Orlando Bloom in it as planned to be a wacky buddy adventure with Jack Sparrow and Cap'n Barbosa getting into all sorts of pirate like hi-jinks). Personally, I am delighted that this may not happen...
According to the LA Times, while acknowledging that a deal to make a fourth installment of the highly successful franchise (pending, of course, a script being written and negotiating just how large a Brinks truck Disney is going to have to back up to Johnny Depp's front door), the news of Cook's departure from Disney has kinda soured the actor on the whole idea.
"There's a fissure, a crack in my enthusiasm at the moment. It was all born in that office."
His lack of enthusiasm, no doubt, stems from the tremendous support and freedom Cook extended to the actor in his Oscar nominated performance of the gold toothed, beaded haired, rum swilling Cap'n Jack Sparrow.
"When things went a little sideways on the first 'Pirates' movie and others at the studio were less than enthusiastic about my interpretation of the character, Dick was there from the first moment. He trusted me."