Disney Are Planning To Reboot Pirates Of The Caribbean With A Female Lead

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film
Published 07.05.20

Reboot Pirates of the Caribbean? Apparently, because no matter how bad it is, it still keeps coming back.

The last one, whatever that was called, looked so promising from the trailers but my god, I think it was the worst one yet. The one before that was also terrible but Christ. Bad.

To be honest the franchise is largely bad, with a theme park ride, one and a half good films and a character that a lot of impressionists and buskers think they’ve perfected. Despite that, Disney are planning to reboot Pirates and are looking for a female lead.

This will obviously anger a lot of people, who will start spouting things like ‘get woke, go broke’, even though Captain Marvel literally made over a billion dollars, but they choose to ignore that.

Insider Daniel Richtman said that Disney are trying to go in a totally new direction and with that, they’re looking to enlist the help of Avengers‘ and Jumanji‘s Karen Gillan.

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It’s currently unknown whether any formal talks have taken place, but insiders have also said that Disney are looking for a woman of colour to maybe front the franchise.

Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Ted Elliot, who wrote the previous Pirates of the Caribbean films, are supposedly onboard to reboot Pirates – which is a very weird mix of tones – but that’s not 100% certain as of yet. In fact, the former name responsible for Chernobyl was revealed to be working on a The Last of Us series.

Talking about the upcoming zombie project, Mazin said:

Neil Druckmann [creator of The Last of Us] is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus.

Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I’m so honoured to do it in partnership with Neil“.

Back to Pirates though, and onto Johnny Depp, things are very confusing and unclear as to whether he will be returning.

A couple of years ago, Disney’s production chief Sean Bailey announced that that film franchise had moved on from Depp, saying:

We want to bring in a new energy and vitality.

I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with“.

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Meanwhile, in a shocking new twist, We Got This Covered (who are very often wrong) claims that the ‘revelations’ in the actor’s $50million (£40million) defamation lawsuit against ex Amber Heard are making Disney reconsider, given that he’s now seeing some element of public backing and popularity return to him.

They explained:

The recent turn of events in Depp’s legal battle and the overwhelming support from the public in his favour has some of the Mouse House executives now lobbying for his return behind the scenes“.

There’s a lot going on here. Things will become more clear in time.

Images via Disney

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