I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Disney is looking to reboot the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. This is hardly news. It’s been in the works on some level since 2018, and it’s been a roller coaster of a ride since. Last we heard, in the midst of his court drama, Johnny Depp wasn’t set to return (though that could change, given new developments). Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick cycled in and out of the project quickly. Following their departure, We’d heard that franchise vet Ted Elliott would be working with Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin to reboot the series.
That was back in October of last year. Now, it sounds like the ball is starting to roll in the project. We’re hearing some rumblings about potential news popping up in the near future, and in tandem with that is a new casting grid, which was revealed via Daniel Richtman’s Patreon.
There wasn’t a lot of big news in it, but there were two key aspects. First was its logline. It stated simply that it was a “Reboot of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise with a female lead.” Sounds simple enough, and given Hollywood’s pattern in giving ladies a chance to shine in action films recently, it makes sense. But who would actually be starring in the film?
Under the cast section, it states, “Karen Gillan [UNTITLED FEMALE LEAD: Interested in].” Unfortunately, it’s not clear who is interested in what. Is Disney interested in her or is she actually interested in the lead? It would make a big difference if it was one or the other.
Regardless, Gillan is a great talent. She’s already hit it big on the scene with films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Jumanji, so audiences will recognize her for sure. She has also been ready to lead her own franchise for some time now, so it would make a lot of sense.
Of course, take this all with a grain of salt. In addition to this just being a rumor, it’s also very clear that no decisions have been made yet. At any point, the producers could change their minds and end up hiring someone like Tessa Thompson instead. As a side note, I’d also like to see Tessa Thompson lead the Pirates franchise.
What do you think of this latest rumor surrounding Pirates of the Caribbean? Do you think Karen Gillan is a great choice to lead post-Depp? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: Daniel Richtman