Second Star to the right and straight on ’till morning, or something along those lines.
Just when you thought Disney was running out of properties to reboot they slap you with news like this. Deadline is reporting that the House of Mouse is currently exploring a reboot of the billion dollar franchise with Deadpool, Zombieland and the upcoming Michael Bay 6 Underground writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Jerry Bruckheimer, the “captain” of this franchise, will stay on board to help navigate these new, uncharted waters. No word on if any of the original cast, including Johnny Depp, will return.
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has had a tough go of it as of late. Despite having a total gross of $4.5 billion over 5 films, the quality has been dipping with each new entry. The most recent entry, 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was the lowest earner of the franchise. Despite all of that, I would love for another entry. The first film is still one of the best adventure films to be released in the last 20 years and is immensely rewatchable.
Reese and Wernick are extremely familiar with creating a potential new franchise. They wrote Zombieland and are currently getting ready for pre-production on Zombieland 2. They were also hired to write the Deadpool film back when X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released and have been the backbone of that franchise ever since.
Could this be the beginning of the “Disney Theme Park Cinematic Universe?” Could this reboot end with Dwayne Johnson’s character from Jungle Cruise showing up and recruiting a band of pirates to stop a madman from destroying the world??
Probably not. But it’s fun to imagine.
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