Over the past few years, there have been many reports that Disney has been working on a new instalment in the “Pirates Of The Caribbean” franchise, either with Johnny Depp returning as Captain Jack Sparrow, or rebooting with a female lead, with both Margot Robbie and Karen Gillen being linked to the project.

The original film is based on the classic Disneyland attraction of the same name and in the first movie, Will, a blacksmith, had to join forces with Captain Jack Sparrow, a pirate, to rescue the love of his life from Jack’s associates, who have kidnapped her suspecting she has his medallion. 

Between the five movies, they’ve pulled in almost $1.5 billion at the box office, but following the last film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, being the least successful film, the franchise hasn’t been touched since 2017.

Recently, while promoting the new movie, “Beverly Hill Cop: Axel F”, Jeremy Bruckheimer revealed to ComicBook.com that the script for the upcoming film is still being written.

“We have a script that’s being written right now. Hopefully, it’ll come in in a month or so, and it’ll be as good as I think it will be. So let’s hope that Disney likes it and they give us an opportunity to make it.”

Previously, Jeremy has spoken about how they are planning on starting from scratch, since there have been lots of issues over the past few years with Johnny Depp and his legal issues with his ex-wife, which went very public and caused Disney to look for alternatives.  And only last month, the film executive producer, Jeremy Bruckheimer, confirmed that there are “two different films” in the works at Disney. However, both projects don’t include Captain Jack Sparrow, as “It’s a reboot, but if it was up to me, he would be in it.”

Roger’s Take: If this project does get the go-ahead, by the time this movie goes through its development process, it’ll be over ten years since the last movie.  Personally, I’d like to see Johnny Depp back to reboot the franchise, but with a fresh set of new characters that can carry the franchise into the future and I think with so much political pressure on Disney right now, releasing a reboot with a female lead character without Johnny Depp, is just going to cause so much bad publicity, they might as well hold off a little longer to let the waters calm, if that’s their plan.

The previous “Pirates Of The Caribbean” movies are available to stream now on Disney+.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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