Johnny Depp, whose latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” is in theaters now, is set to return for another movie.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Depp will play Jack Sparrow or another similar role in the future “Pirates” films. The actor takes the center position in this week's cast photo of Universal’s new movie “Dark Universe” – a shared universe set to launch next month with Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy.” In the new “Pirates” movie, Johnny will play the Invisible Man, while Javier Bardem is set to portray Frankenstein's Monster.

What the filmmaker has to say?

Jerry Bruckheimer said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that the “Pirates” franchise seems to be impossible without Johnny Depp.

He is an incredible, hard-working, and talented actor. Johnny has given his best in the previous film and is officially cast in the new “Pirates” movies. In 2003, watching him cavort around in the colorful accouterments of a pirate was a delight. And now filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer considers Johnny a must for the “Pirates” franchise. He says that the secret to a successful movie is picking up the right talent, and Depp is key to the successful films. The actor knows how to be a fit for the role, and is always ready to work hard.

Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean.'

After five installments with Johnny, Bruckheimer realized that no “Pirates” film is complete without Captain Jack Sparrow. He is the main character of the story and a secret to its smashing success. Born in June 1963, Johnny Depp is a famous American actor, musician, and filmmaker.

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He is best known for his works in “Platoon,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Rango,” “Ed Wood,” “The Tourist,” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

In “Pirates of the Caribbean,” he plays Jack Sparrow, an honest captain of the Black Pearl. He is on the hunt for the Trident of Poseidon, but loses his physical powers; it becomes difficult for him to survive in the waters. The film also features Kevin McNally, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, and Brenton Thwaites.

As of May 27, 2017, “Dead Men Tell No Tales” has made over $24 million in the United States and Canada and $83.5 million in other countries against a budget of $230 million. The film recorded the biggest opening day of 2017 in German, Austrian, Swedish, Indonesian, and Malaysian markets. On Rotten Tomatoes, its approval rating of 45% based on 176 critics, while Metacritic assigns it a score of 54 out of 100 based on 49 reviews.