According to British newspaper reports, Bloom's character Will Turner is deemed "not necessary" to the sea-faring saga, although his cast mates Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp are unaffected by the cutbacks.
A Disney insider tells British newspaper The Daily Star Sunday, "Pirates of The Caribbean has proved a huge hit and made a fortune for everyone involved.
"But producers and directors are now trying to cut costs. Orlando Bloom has suffered as a result.
minor roles were not necessary to ensure it would be yet another box office smash for Disney."
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