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Next Pirates of the Caribbean movie confirmed to be a reboot

Next Pirates of the Caribbean movie confirmed to be a reboot

A producer on the film has spoken out

Great news film fans whose life was changed by watching the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise growing up – another film is still coming.

The next instalment in the iconic Disney series has been confirmed to be a reboot, according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

It has been seven years since the last film in the franchise, the underwhelming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – and in that time a number of different ideas have been thrown around at Disney.


At one point, Pirates 6 was set to be starring Margot Robbie – though in late 2022, the Barbie star confirmed that Disney ‘don’t want to do it’, despite having previously received the green light.

When that news came out, everyone assumed that the sixth film in the franchise would return to Johnny Depp in the starring role as Jack Sparrow, though Bruckheimer’s announcement has thrown doubt on this.

Speaking to, Bruckheimer said: “We're gonna reboot Pirates, so that is easier to put together because you don't have to wait for certain actors.”

Whilst he doesn’t specifically state that the next Pirates film is set to move away from Depp – all signs seem to point in that direction.

The Barbie star was previously attached to her own female-led Pirates film.
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This may not seem a surprise due to the actor’s controversial status following his legal battle with ex-wife, Amber Heard.

Bruckheimer, however, has previously expressed a desire to bring back the actor as Sparrow – after his controversial high-profile legal battle.

The producer said in 2023 when asked about Depp returning: “We’ll see. I would love it. I would love to have him in the movie – that’s all that I can tell you.”

The sixth film is being written by Craig Mazin, the writer behind The Last of Us, and Chernobyl, and he is co-writing the script with Ted Elliot, who penned Shrek and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.

Mazin spoke to the LA Times, where he called his script ‘weird’. He said: “We pitched it and thought there's no way they're buying it, it's too weird. And they did! And then we wrote a fantastic script and the strike happened and everyone's waiting around.”

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in 2017's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Whilst no date has been set for production to start, with the writers’ strike now complete, it is expected that production will begin ramping up on Pirates 6.

Joachim Rønning is set to direct the film, with the Norwegian director returning from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Whilst no confirmation has been given as to who will star in the film, Black Pearl stars Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom both appeared in a post credits scene for the last film as their characters Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner.

We may not know who is going to star in it but one thing is certain: more Pirates of the Caribbean is always a good thing.

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Topics: Disney, Film, Johnny Depp, TV and Film, Celebrity News, Entertainment