Disney Is Rebooting ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ without Captain Jack Sparrow. Roughly a year or so ago rumors swirled that Disney was looking to reboot the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but this time, without Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Though this news may be shocking to fans, Disney seems to have stepped away from working with Johnny Depp due to the mounting troubles in Depp’s professional and personal life.
“I think he [Johnny Depp] has had a great run. Obviously, he’s made that character his own and it’s become the character he’s most famous for now,” Stuart Beattie said to Daily Mail. “And kids all over the world love him as that character so I think it’s been great for him, it’s been great for us, so I’m just very, very happy about it.”
Disney has brought on veteran Pirates writer, Ted Elliott, and hired Chernobyl creator, Craig Mazin, to create an all new story that will give the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise “a kick in the pants.” Disney Producer Sean Bailey wants to bring fresh faces to the franchise.
“We want to bring in a new energy and vitality,” shared Bailey.
Originally in 2018, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, were signed on to reboot the franchise, but stepped down to focus on Deadpool 3 after Disney’s acquisition of Fox. Expected to return to the franchise is Executive Producer, Jerry Bruckheimer.
It is currently unknown if this Pirates reboot will premiere in theaters or possibly as a Disney+ original series or film on Disney’s new streaming service launching November 12th.
Are you excited for a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot? Do you think the new franchise will be successful without Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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