Focus on a sixth Pirates of the Caribbean movie was reignited this week when the franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed–or, more so, arguably, reaffirmed and validated previous reports–that a sixth Pirates of the Caribbean movie was underway at Walt Disney Studios.
The moviemaker spoke with Giant Freaking Robot and shared his excitement that long-time screenwriter for the franchise Ted Elliot had joined the project. Elliot had contributed to the writing of the previous Pirates movies.
“I’m very excited, it’s going to be terrific,” Bruckheimer said. “We’re just putting this together right now. We’re still working on the screenplay, but it’s very unique and has one of the original writers who wrote the first one, Ted Elliott; he’s writing it. He’s got a great command of the language, and he writes great characters and tells terrific stories.”
This latest report, however, did not disclose any further details about the plot and cast, leaving the fate of the anti-hero protagonist up in the air. The franchise’s previous star, Johnny Depp, was unceremoniously fired by Disney as Amber Heard’s allegations began to take off. However, since Depp won his defamation case against Heard, speculation has reemerged regarding his return as Captain Jack Sparrow. At the same time, reports are still circling that Pirates 6 is going to be a reboot with Margot Robbie as the new swashbuckling sea-savvy starlet.
It has been five years since the last installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales, was released in theaters, and while fans may be hungry for more pirates, many have already spoken up that they would rather have no movie than one without Captain Jack Sparrow.
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