You sick of Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise? While the $794 million box office figure for the last entry in the franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales, was a definite dip in revenue, it still shows a number of people still make their way to the theaters to see him. But it’s not something Disney looks to be betting on going forward — at least not without making some big changes.
According to a new report from Deadline, the House of Mouse is considering rebooting the Pirates franchise, and they’ve even approached Deadpool, Deadpool 2, and Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. As of this writing, they are only in early talks to write a script, but it sounds like a cool idea to me.
But what does this mean for Johnny Depp? It’s too early to tell at this point if he or anyone else will be back for future entries of the franchise. Given the seeming oversaturation, he’s had, in addition to the abuse allegations from Amber Heard — and the fact that Disney is super sensitive to that stuff nowadays — I wouldn’t be surprised to see them try to truly start things off from scratch.
Personally, I’d love to see them go for a slightly less epic scale this time around. Keep the darkness and make the humor…funnier…and get a Chris Hemsworth-caliber lead (so easy, right?) and then go into it.
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