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Pirates of the Caribbean 6 will be a reboot with no Johnny Depp
Photo: © ANP

Pirates of the Caribbean 6 will be a reboot with no Johnny Depp

Pirates of the Caribbean 6 will be a reboot with no Johnny Depp
Photo: © ANP

The next Pirates of the Caribbean movie will be a reboot, not a sequel, which makes a return for Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow extremely unlikely.

To date, there have been five Pirates of the Caribbean movies - The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, On Stranger Tides and Dead Men Tell no Tales.

There was speculation that a sixth movie might be treated as a reboot of sorts. Indeed, there was talk of a female-led sequel with Margot Robbie starring, but that never came to fruition.

When asked by ComicBook.com whether a new Pirates movie will come before another Top Gun, franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer replied:

"It's hard to tell. 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 (Tom Cruise) 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."

Bruckheimer's comments suggest the new movie will come with completely new characters, which means no Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swan or Will Turner.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Jack Sparrow, the disused captain of the famous ghost ship The Black Pearl, wants his ship back. The new captain, Barbossa, kidnaps Elizabeth Swann during one of their conquests, as Elizabeth appears to be the only one who can break Cortez's curse on Barbossa and his crew. However, the true person who can lift the curse is Will Turner, who is madly in love with Elizabeth. And so, to save Elizabeth, Will enlists the only one who knows the home of The Black Pearl: Captain Jack Sparrow.

Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom

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Pirates of the Caribbean 6 script is weird

Craig Mazin, the showrunner of The Last of Us, has written a script for Pirates of the Caribbean 6 and revealed he was pleasantly surprised that Disney liked his "weird" take on the story.

"We pitched it and thought there’s no way they’re buying it, it’s too weird," Mazin told the LA Times.

"And they did! And then he wrote a fantastic script and the strike happened and everyone’s waiting around.”

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