The argument might be made that the planet doesn’t need another pirate of the
Caribbean movie, but when the franchise has earned over $4.5 billion at the box office and rests
within the hands of our popular culture overlords at Disney, there was little chance of the Black Pearl
being allowed to sail off into the sunset.
Fifth installment Dead Men Tell No Tales may are the lowest-grossing entry since the
original back in 2003, but a $795 million global total is hardly chicken feed, and therefore the Mouse
House is keen to stay milking their swashbuckling moneymaker for all that it’s worth. Chernobyl
co-creator Craig Mazin is currently writing the script for the new film alongside Pirates veteran
Ted Elliott, but little is understood about the creative direction for the sixth high-seas adventure
besides the will to cast a female star within the lead.
Disney certainly upset tons of fans though once they very publicly dropped actor Johnny
Depp within the wake of his headline-grabbing divorce from Amber Heard, although the studio did stand to save lots of around $90 million on the actor’s lucrative contract to stay playing Jack Sparrow.
However, following a series of revelations within the court case between the 2 former spouses,
we’re now hearing that the 56-year-old might be set to reprise his Academy Award-nominated
signature role within the upcoming sixth movie.
consistent with our intel – which comes from equivalent sources that told us National Treasure 3 was
in development last year, which Disney was doing an Aladdin sequel well before it had been
officially announced – the recent turn of events in Depp’s legal battle and therefore the overwhelming
support from the general public in his favor has a number of the Mouse House executives now lobbying for
his return behind the scenes. And as long as these are equivalent sources who also said last year
that the studio was doing a Bambi live-action remake, we’ve no reason to doubt them.