Disney Talks to Re-Boot Pirates of the Caribbean

Disney is looking into possibly bringing another film to the  “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.  Today it was reported that Disney met with the “Deadpool” writing team of Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick. Could a new Pirate adventure be in the future? I wonder what the chances of Johnny Depp or the previous cast coming back for a reprisal of their roles.  What are your thoughts on a re-boot of the franchise?

The five previous “Pirates” movies hauled $1.5 billion domestically and $3.07 billion internationally, with the North American market representing a progressively smaller share. The domestic total for 2017’s “Dead Men Tell No Tales” hit $172 million, while foreign markets delivered $622 million.

All five films have grossed more than $650 million worldwide, with “Dead Man’s Chest” and “On Stranger Tides” both topping the $1 billion mark.

“Dead Men Tell No Tales” centered on Johnny Depp’s swashbuckling Jack Sparrow battling deadly ghost sailors, led by the Javier Bardem’s Captain Salazar. Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites joined the cast, with Orlando Bloom returning as Will Turner and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, who teamed on “Kon-Tiki,” directed the movie, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. Reese and Wernick wrote both “Deadpool” movies, with Ryan Reynolds joining them on the “Deadpool 2” script. They also penned “Life,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” and both “Zombieland” pics.

Source: Deadline Hollywood


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Heather Adamczak