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It sounds really simple to simply 'pay talent less' but in this business I don't believe it a prudent measure. Disney's success is largely attributable to talent they can't afford to lose.

Jack Sparrow and the Pirates franchise is not James Bond also. It's already a marginally acceptable creation, based on moderate to poor writing. Replacing Drop would guarantee a much lower showing at the gate. The only saving grace of the series so far is the unique flair that only Drop could have given that character. Replacing him would be suicide. As much as I don't like him myself, Tom Cruise is the only reason Reacher makes a buck this year, as another example. First, often the actor himself 'is' the draw, certainly was the case with Depp in Pirates. That he made the character his own and much beloved would relegate it to barely 'b' movie consideration for far too many in my opinion.

Were the company to suddenly stop taking creativity seriously in such fashion, I'd start looking for the exits with DIS.

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