Disney talks “Pirates of the Caribbean” reboot with “Deadpool” writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick

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According to Deadline, Disney has met with “Deadpool” writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick about a possible reboot of the globally successful “Pirates of The Caribbean” film franchise.

For those who have never heard of this dynamic writing pair, the two men first received international fame from their scripting of the “Deadpool” film series. The two have also teamed up in the past for “Zombieland” and its sequel, as well as “6 Underground,” and an upcoming Netflix action film starring Ryan Reynolds.

Deadline also reported that if the reboot were to be a go, Jerry Bruckheimer would continue to serve as executive producer for the franchise. As for the return of Captain Jack Sparrow, which was originally played by Johnny Depp, it is not yet known. UPDATED: We have since learned that Johnny Depp will not reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow.

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise first hit the big screen back in 2003 with its first film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” This film was followed by four sequels, which in total, grossed over $4.5 billion dollars. This massive turnout at the box office made the film series a large success for The Walt Disney Company.

Since the release of the film series, the franchise has also seen a number of spin-off novels, video games, and many other media publications. All of which, including the films, was inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland, which opened back in 1967 and was one of the last Disney theme park attractions overseen by Walt Disney himself.

As of now, no other news has come of the possibility of another version of the famous swashbuckling film series.

Source: Deadline

7 Comments

  1. They’re trying to revive a franchise that already died out by now and that everyone is sick and tired of seeing even after the fifth and final movie that came out last year! Nobody wants to see Jack Sparrow and his antics anymore! They moved on to better and less tiring things! Not even Johnny Depp himself wants to play the once popular character anymore either! Disney really needs to stop rebooting and remaking their already classic films and focus on making new and original ones instead!

  2. Elizabeth Johnson

    I loved and love pirates of the Caribbean. DO NOT remake the film. It would ruin it and also is really annoying when companies do this. Leave pirates of the Caribbean as it is and just make a movie of something totally different.

  3. Banner

    it takes to long to announced the last pirates of the caribbean 6 I remember Johnny Depp already signed it long time by now johnny depp turn down not to return that sucks with out him then there won’t pirates 6 to see what will happen when Davy Jones returns.

  4. Banner

    It’s gonna take to long to be announced I remember Johnny already sign the contract for pirates 6 and now he turn down not to return that sucks. Without him then there won’t be Pirates of the Caribbean 6 to see what happens when Davy Jones returns

  5. Riley

    The reason they are rebooting this is potentially a rated R pirates! Back when they came out with the first film they didn’t make any rated R movies. Now they own a bunch of film companies (E.g Marvel) that already make rated R movies (E.g “Deadpool”) they can finally make proper pirates!

  6. Price

    I 100% agree! We Do NOT want another Pirates of the Caribbean film let alone a reboot of the franchise! We’re sick of them!! Go Back to doing original films Disney!!! Or at the very least reboot some of your more weaker movies that performed poorly, Like The Black Cauldron or The Hunchback of Noter Dame. Heck why not consider making more Ride-based movies other than pirates, like Haunted Mansion or Space Mountain, we already know that theres a Jungle Cruise movie in the works.

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