Birdman screenwriter Alex Dinelaris has revealed Johnny Depp was originally intended to make a caemo in the critically acclaimed film wearing his signature Pirates of the Caribbean costume.
In Jeff Goldsmith’s annual podcast with Oscar-nominated screenwriters, Dinelaris described the film’s alternative endings, including the one with Depp.
“Then the camera … went backstage through the halls we’ve seen the whole time and we’d get to the dressing room, where literally Johnny Depp would be sitting looking in the mirror and putting on his Riggan Thomson wig, and then the poster of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 would be in the back. In Jack Sparrow’s voice [he would say], ‘What the fuck are we doing here, mate?’ It was going to be the satire of the endless loop of that,” Dinelaris explained.
However, Disney and Depp apparently weren’t interested in playing along. For more on Dinelaris’ interview, check out Paste Magazine’s write-up.
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