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Jerry Bruckheimer to Reboot ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Franchise

Potential projects include a currently shelved ‘girl power’ film headlined by Margot Robbie, and a project written by Craig Mazin and Ted Elliot, both sans the iconic franchise lead Johnny Depp.

In a recent interview with while promoting his new filmThe Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed plans to reboot the iconic Disney franchise. The surprising news was dropped as part of a response to questions about developing Top Gun: Maverick.

“You just don’t know. Because with ‘Top Gun’ you have an actor who is iconic and brilliant. […] But we’re gonna reboot ‘Pirates,’ so that is easier to put together because you don’t have to wait for certain actors.” 

It seems that all hopes of Johnny Depp returning to the franchise are dashed, as the potential ‘reboot’ could write out multiple “certain” actors of the established cast. Other franchise projects have been announced in the last few years, including a currently shelved “girl power” film headlined by Margot Robbie, as well as a project written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Ted Elliot (Pirates 1-4).  No word yet if either of these films will be the reboot in question.

Of the potential script, Mazin previously told the Los Angeles Times“We pitched it and thought there’s no way they’re buying it, it’s too weird. And they did! And then [we] wrote a fantastic script and the strike happened and everyone’s waiting around.”

Keep an eye out for the continuing drama on the high seas!

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Cybersecurity specialist by day, investigative journalist by night.