A Pirates of the Caribbean reboot is in the planning stages at The Walt Disney Studios, according to Deadline. The site says that the studio has met with the writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and they are in early talks to write the script.
Reese and Wernick wrote the two Deadpool movies, as well as Zombieland and its upcoming sequel. They also wrote Michael Bay’s upcoming Netflix action film, 6 Underground, starring Ryan Reynolds.
Jerry Bruckheimer will continue as producer on the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot. The site adds that it’s too early to know if Johnny Depp would return as Captain Jack Sparrow, but he also has the Fantastic Beasts films on his slate.
The five-film Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has grossed over $4.5 billion worldwide. The last installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, grossed $794.9 million at the worldwide box office in 2017, with $172.6 million coming from North America and $622.3 million from international markets.
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is an interesting one, as you have the original three films which can be considered a trilogy. Then, On Stranger Tides (2011) was a soft reboot with new characters joining Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush’s Barbossa and Kevin McNally’s Gibbs, while Dead Men Tell No Tales was another kind of reboot with even more new characters. It will be interesting to see if this will be another one of those kind of reboots, or an entirely new thing.