Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the man behind all of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies, continues to talk about making a sixth film in the series saying in an interview with Collider that one is under development now.
However, Bruckheimer wasn’t willing to commit to the return of Johnny Depp to the franchise.
“The one we’re developing right now, we’re not sure quite what Johnny’s role is going to be. So, we’re going to have to see,” said Bruckheimer in the interview.
Depp’s off screen legal troubles left him on the outside of the Pirates franchise officially in 2018 when Disney’s production chief at the time, Sean Bailey, confirmed his future with the movie series was on ice. That ice may have thawed a bit if you read the between the lines of Bruckheimer’s statement.
Walt Disney Studios has found a lot of treasure with the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, so it’s no surprise that they want to dig up a little more treasure. Even the last film made $800 million at the global box office as part of a more than $4.5 billion take for the entire franchise.
As for the status of the next movie, Bruckheimer said “We’re working on a draft right now and hopefully we’ll get it shortly and give it to Disney and hopefully they’ll like it.”
Would you like to see the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie move on from Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow or is that character key to the franchise?