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"Pirates of the Caribbean" Reboot Gets New Update


Tue 25 Jun 2024 | 11:33 AM
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean
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Disney took a risk when it released back in 2003 "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", a movie based on their popular Disneyland ride. 

It was not exactly a prized IP at the time, however with Johnny Depp's outlandish and undeniably charismatic performance as Jack Sparrow, he built one of the most beloved movie franchises.

Pirates of the Caribbean

It has been seven years since the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" hit theaters, but producer Jerry Bruckheimer has provided a promising update for the future of the franchise.

In a recent interview with Collider, Bruckheimer confirmed that two scripts were simultaneously being developed. "We are working on it," Bruckheimer said. "Jeff Nathanson is working on a script. We have another one…We have two, and we don't know who's gonna win the horse race at this point. But hopefully, in the next month, I'll have a script, and maybe Disney will want to make it." 

Nathanson, an acclaimed screenwriter known for Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal, also penned the Dead Men Tell No Tales.

While plans were set in place for a sixth entry in the franchise after Dead Men Tell No Tales, the project never got off the ground due to director Joachim Rønning leaving the project due to creative differences. 

In 2020, a spin-off starring Margot Robbie was announced and despite Robbie's comments that the project was no longer happening, Bruckheimer recently affirmed that the standalone movie was still in development and that they were still interested in Robbie as the lead. 

Margot Robbie Pirates of the Caribbean

Depp was reportedly in talks to star in a sixth installment, but Disney cut ties with Depp following his ex-wife, Amber Heard accusing him of domestic abuse. 

However, public opinion shifted after the infamous defamation trial between the pair that ended with the Jack Sparrow star winning the case with a jury awarding him $15 million after a bombshell seven-week trial, and the possibility of Depp returning to play Jack Sparrow was back on the table. 

There have been no official announcements concerning Depp's return, but Bruckheimer isn't closing the door on a potential comeback for Jack Sparrow. 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bruckheimer addressed the possibility of Depp being involved in the reboot. "It's a reboot, but if it was up to me, he would be in it," Bruckheimer said. "I love him. He's a good friend. He's an amazing artist and he's a unique look. He created Captain Jack. That was not on the page, that was him doing a little Pepé Le Pew and Keith Richards. That was his interpretation of Jack Sparrow."