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.