‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Reboot Being Explored by Disney, With ‘Deadpool’ Writers Handling the Script

/Film | 10/23/2018 | Chris Evangelista
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If you thought the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise had sailed off into the wild blue yonder, think again! Disney is apparently exploring a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, and they want the Deadpool writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to handle the script. Jerry Bruckheimer will still serve as producer, but there’s a good chance none of the original cast will return – including Johnny Depp.

Rather than bury the treasure chest that is the Pirates franchise, the House of Mouse is considering a reboot, according to Deadline. While this news is surprising, it’s not entirely out of the question. The five original Pirates films have made Disney somewhere around $4.5 billion over the last 14 years. At the same time, the franchise as we know has grown quite stale. The most recent film, 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, was the second-lowest grossing installment of the series. And Johnny Depp, who plays Jack Sparrow in the series, has seen his star diminish a bit over the years. Disney might be wise to just start over, without Depp or any of the other cast members.

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It’s still too early to tell what’s going on here. All we know for sure is that if this happens, the Deadpool writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will be penning the script. Reese and Wernick are in-demand right now, thanks to the...
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