‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ set to have two Different Reboots

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has confirmed that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise will see more than one reboot. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly (EW), Bruckheimer stated, “It’s two different movies. We hope to get ’em both made, and I think Disney agrees—they really want to make the Margot one, too.”

The upcoming reboots will take different directions. One will feature an entirely new cast, while the other will be a female-centric film starring Margot Robbie. As of now, production dates have not been set, and the scripts are still in development.

One of these projects is likely the one rumored to involve Craig Mazin, creator of “The Last of Us,” and Ted Elliot, the original ‘Pirates’ scribe. However, it now appears that the screenplay is being penned by Jeff Nathanson, known for “The Young Woman and the Sea.” This film seems to be the frontrunner, with Bruckheimer expressing confidence in Nathanson’s work: “I think [Jeff Nathanson has] cracked it. He’s got an amazing third act. We just gotta clean up the first and second and then we’ll get there. But he wrote a great, great third act.”

Bruckheimer also confirmed that Johnny Depp’s iconic character, Captain Jack Sparrow, will not appear in either of the new films. Despite this, Bruckheimer expressed his admiration for Depp, saying, “It’s a reboot, but if it was up to me, he would be in it. I love him. He’s a good friend. He’s an amazing artist and he’s a unique look. He created Captain Jack. That was not on the page; that was him doing a little Pepé Le Pew and Keith Richards. That was his interpretation of Jack Sparrow.”

The dual reboots aim to bring fresh perspectives to the beloved franchise while maintaining the adventurous spirit that has captivated audiences for years.