You can't shoot a film without a script, so Disney will need to find new writers for the project for it to proceed. Johnny Depp was said not to be attached to this reboot, which rumors suggested by actually be fronted by the female "Redd" characters from the ride's re-imagined Auction scene.
The prospect of a female-driven Pirates movie intrigues, but so did the idea of a Pirates movie written by the team that brought movie-goers the self-aware and shamelessly raunchy Deadpool flicks.
That second prospect is off the table now, and for all we know, so might the first. Fact is, we don't really know anything about what Disney might or might not have planned for its Pirates franchise right now. But Pirates of the Caribbean remains one of Disney's most popular entertainment franchises, thanks to the enduring appeal of all those theme park rides, not to mention the films, which together grossed more than $4.5 billion around the world. It's hard to imagine that Disney won't find some way to keep this franchise fresh — and profitable — in the years ahead.Tweet
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