Austin Butler has no idea about Pirates of the Caribbean rumours

Austin Butler has no idea about Pirates of the Caribbean rumours

Austin Butler insists that he is not aware of rumours linking him to a role in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' reboot.

The 'Elvis' actor has been tipped as a potential star of the new chapter of the Disney franchise but says he is none the wiser about the talk – even though he is a massive fan of the films.

Austin told Entertainment Tonight: "Oh really? I haven't heard about that, I loved 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. Who knows? I haven't heard anything about that.

"That just reminded me of when I was a kid. In elementary school, we had to make these posters that had your favourite music, your favourite actors. And at that time – third or fourth grade, I think – 'Pirates of the Caribbean' was on there."

Butler admits that it would be difficult to emulate Johnny Depp's portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow if he did end up securing a part in the reboot.

The 32-year-old star said: "It's a hard one to touch because they did it so well, I loved what Johnny (Depp) did with that."

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed last month that two 'Pirates of the Caribbean' pictures are in the pipeline – both the reboot and a female-centric flick that is to be led by Margot Robbie.

He told Entertainment Weekly: "It's two different movies.

"We hope to get 'em both made, and I think Disney agrees they really want to make the Margot one, too."

Bruckheimer had also hinted that the 'Pirates' reboot would feature a new cast.

The producer said: "It's hard to tell.

"You don't know, you really don't know. You don't know how they come together. You just don't know.

"Because with 'Top Gun' you have an actor [Tom Cruise] who is iconic and brilliant. And how many movies he does before he does 'Top Gun', I can't tell you.

"But we're gonna reboot 'Pirates', so that is easier to put together because you don't have to wait for certain actors."