Johnny Depp’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Has 1 Thing in Common With Pedro Pascal’s ‘The Last of Us’

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Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean has one big similarity with Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us.

Johnny Depp’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Has 1 Thing in Common With Pedro Pascal’s ‘The Last of Us’Johnny Depp is undoubtedly one of the biggest actors in the world right now, who made a name for himself in iconic films such as Edward ScissorhandsDonnie Brasco and of course – Pirates of The Caribbean. In fact, the franchise has one important thing in common with Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us.

Johnny Depp’s role as the ever-loveable yet whimsical Captain Jack Sparrow catapulted him to a level of success not seen before his time. This is especially true considering the fact that before him, pirate movies never really received any widespread acclaim.

Johnny Depp in a scene from Edward Scissorhands

According to the IMDB trivia page for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlPirates of the Caribbean effectively broke the ‘Pirate movie curse’ that haunted the genre since the mid-1970s. Previous films like Swashbuckler (1976), The Pirate Movie (1982), Nate and Hayes (1983), Yellowbeard (1983), and Pirates (1986) had all underperformed. Even later attempts with Waterworld (1995) and Cutthroat Island (1995) failed. Despite low initial expectations, Pirates of the Caribbean defied the odds, becoming a global success both artistically and commercially.

In a similar vein, Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us ended up breaking the curse of video game to live-action adaptations. Before the show, most video game to live-action shows or movies were largely box-office failures and duds in general. Therefore, it is evident that both Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean and Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us broke the curses for their respective genres.

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After the events of the first season of The Last of Us, fans have been eagerly waiting for the second season. In an August interview on Entertainment Weekly’s Awardist podcast, TV series creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann confirmed that they have already outlined the entire second season.

Mazin revealed that the excitement was high as the script for the first episode had been written and submitted. Unfortunately, a strike disrupted their filming plans, leaving Mazin disappointed, though he emphasized their shared passion for the project. Because of these circumstances, it appears the show won’t be returning until 2024 or 2025.

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