Its been five years since Disney release date Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The franchise is still one of the best in Hollywood history and with all the Johnny Depp drama, the question remains what is next for the franchise?
While speaking with The Sunday Times, producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that they are still in development on not one, but two Pirates of the Caribbean movies. One with superstar Margot Robbie (The Suicide Squad), whose deal might not be finalized yet, and one without. “Yes. We’re talking to Margot Robbie. we are developing two Pirates scripts — one with her, one without.”
In 2018, Deadpool and Zombieland 2: Double Tap writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, were originally brought on to write the sixth installment but dropped out months later. Then, Chornobyl creator, Craig Mazin was brought on to write the script alongside Ted Elliot, who wrote the previous Pirates films. This is likely one of the projects Bruckheimer is referring to.
Bumblebee writer, Christina Hodson has penned the screenplay for the Robbie-led project. which would be separate from the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot from Mazin and Elliot. That said, both films are expected to be in the same universe ala the MCU.
While both film projects remain in development, a fun piece of information I shared on The DisInsider Show during our “Rumor of the Week” segment, is that Disney has put a Pirates of the Caribbean Disney+ on the drawing board and are in very early development stages. At this time, I don’t have any further information on this project as it is still in the early stages. I would definitely expect further updates on the franchise this September at Disney’s D23 Expo.