Disney Eyes Pirates of the Caribbean reboots with Deadpool writers

adminOctober 23, 2018


It is rumored that Jerry Bruckheimer will continue as a producer.

By Colin Stevens

It seems that Disney is trying to restart the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, with the writers of Deadpool and Zombieland Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick in the first conversations to write the script.

As reported by Deadline, not much is known about the possible restart, apart from Jerry Bruckheimer will continue to act as producer of the franchise. It is currently unclear if Johnny Depp, who played Captain Jack Sparrow in the current five films of the franchise, will participate in the restart.

This proposed reboot goes against the rumors that Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is in development, although it is possible that the films are one and the same. These rumors suggested that the writers of Dead Men Tell No Tales, Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, were working on the script, and that the co-director of the film, Joachim Rønning, would again direct the project.

For more information on Pirates of the Caribbean, read our opinion on why it is one of the best love stories of the 21st century and how the most recent film had the second most important national debut of the franchise.

Check out our review of Dead Men Tell No Tales, which we call "Ok", which says "it's a better continuation of the Pirates than most, but it's time for Jack Sparrow to retire for retirement."

Colin Stevens is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow it in Twitter.

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