‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Producer Confirms Next Film Is A Reboot

Your casual moviegoer probably doesn’t know or care who the producers are on a movie. But everyone knows a Jerry Bruckheimer film because he’s known for blockbuster franchises such as Bad Boys, Top Gun, and Pirates of the Caribbean. He’s currently out doing press for Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, but he stopped to give a slight clarification on the next ‘Pirates’ movie, which is moving forward without Johnny Depp.

Speaking coyly with Comicbook.com, Bruckheimer confirmed the upcoming sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film will be a reboot. Sorry, the ship has sailed on Jack Sparrow.

“But we’re gonna reboot Pirates, so that is easier to put together because you don’t have to wait for certain actors,” Bruckheimer said with a clear reference to Depp there at the end.

Disney set forth with two competing scripts for new Pirates movies. One, written by Birds of Prey‘s Christina Hodson, has Margot Robbie circling the lead role. Another, penned by Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin and franchise vet Ted Elliot, is rumored to have Ayo Edibiri attached. Earlier rumors had Karen Gillan set to play Redd, a character from the Disneyland attraction, but it’s possible that idea has moved to Robbie.

There are lot of questions still left unanswered, but we have an answer for one at least. Depp is done, Pirates of the Caribbean is starting fresh, and that’s probably for the best.

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.