Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Says ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Franchise Will Be Rebooted

Pirates of the Caribbean is due for a reboot, confirmed producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and the franchise is in early development on the sixth film. The film franchise has grossed over US$4.5 billion across its five movies, and is aiming for higher sights.

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Bruckheimer shared in an interview with ComicBook that the future of his film franchises, including Top Gun and Pirates of the Caribbean, was anyone’s guess. “It’s hard to tell,” Bruckheimer said. “You don’t know. You really don’t know. You don’t know how they come together. You just don’t know. Because with ‘Top Gun’ you have an actor who is iconic and brilliant. And how many movies he does before he does ‘Top Gun,’ I can’t tell you. But we’re gonna reboot ‘Pirates,’ so that is easier to put together because you don’t have to wait for certain actors.”

Certain actors could reference Johnny Depp, who plays iconic character Captain Jack Sparrow, but is currently embroiled in a legal battle and “will not be back at this point”, said Bruckheimer in 2020. The sixth Pirates of the Caribbean reboot film reportedly has a “weird”, but “awesome” script written by Craig Mazin (The Last of Us) and Ted Elliott (Pirates of the Caribbean), but plot details are still under wraps.