‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’: Craig Mazin Says Disney Is Moving Ahead With His “Weird” Reboot

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been dormant since 2017’s Dead Men Tell No Tales. But with over $4.5B earned at the global box office, it’s ridiculous to think that’ll last much longer, although when it returns it’ll likely be without Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. The actor is far too problematic for that.

Recently, we’ve heard about a reboot plan that includes two parallel scripts. One features star Margot Robbie in a female-led adventure. The other is penned by The Last of Us showrunner Craig Mazin. While we don’t know what will ultimately happen, Mazin told Los Angeles Times that he believes Disney is moving forward with his movie despite it being “too weird.”

“We pitched it and thought there’s no way they’re buying it, it’s too weird,” Mazin said. “And they did! And then he wrote a fantastic script and the strike happened and everyone’s waiting around.”

We’ll see about that. Disney is pulling back the reins on some of the bigger, more expensive projects, especially now that Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny has underwhelmed so severely.

As long as the Hollywood strikes persist, any movement on Pirates of the Caribbean will be on hold.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.