A new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is on its way, and it is not a sequel but a soft reboot. The sixth installment in the franchise will star Margot Robbie in the lead. The inception of the franchise back in 2003 proved to be a game-changer for Disney. There are two Pirates of the Caribbean under development, and one of these with Robbie’s version will depart from the long-standing franchise, which revolved around the plot of Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise takes inspiration from Disney’s theme park attractions and has made a total of over $4 million to date.
When will Pirates of the Caribbean 6 Reboot Release?
There are two different Pirates of the Caribbean movies under development Director Joachim Rønning is heading the project once again. For one of these projects, scriptwriters for the reboot version are Craig Mazin and Ted Elliott. Originally Paul Wernick and Rhett Rheese were approached for the project in 2019. However, Mazin/Elliot are on board in the current development phase. In the Margot Robbie version, Christina Hodson is onboard as the scriptwriter. She is widely known for her previous project, Birds of Prey.
As of now, no release date has been assigned to the upcoming reboot of Pirates of the Caribbean. But, looking at the past release traditions, in which the previous installments made a release in May or July, dominating the theatres on Memorial Day weekend, the coming movie may follow the same pattern. However, it is not yet known how long it will take for development.
Who will Be In the Cast of Pirates of The Caribbean 6 Reboot?
Fans speculate who may appear in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie and if Johnny Depp will make a comeback as Captain Jack Sparrow in Elliott-Manzin’s project. As of now, the proposition remains ambiguous, and Johnny Depp’s casting information is not answered. Keira Knightley, who played Elizabeth Swan and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, has not shown any interest in returning. However, rumors are afloat about their possible return. Kaya Scodelario, in an interview, revealed that she is contracted for the upcoming movie and expressed her desire to return. Bill Nighy also wants to resume his role as Davy Jones if given a chance.
In Robbie-Hodson’s reboot version, none of these actors who have appeared in the past five films will make a comeback as the movie will follow a different timeline. Starring Robbie in the lead, the coming reboot will develop its course and share the brand name. It will be a new fantasy-comedy-adventure movie in its own right. The project starring Robbie was announced in June 2020, and it will reunite Robbie and Hosdon, who have previously worked together in Birds of Prey.
What is the Expected Plot of Pirates of The Caribbean 6 Reboot?
At present, no details about the plot developments are released by the production team. It is likely to have a female captive turned pirate in the lead; however, as per the reports, the plot will develop its narrative, and it may not lead on the story of the previous chapters. As the Disney Chief of Film Production, Sean Bailey has remarked that the team wants to bring in “new energy and vitality.” With both the reboots, Disney wants to hit the restart button, and explore new avenues, possibly barely to carry the ghosts of the past.
While almost negligible details are available, Robbie remarks that the upcoming reboot will feature lots of “girl power,” and she cannot contain her excitement at the definitive prospect of bringing in a “very key female element” into the Pirates of the Caribbean world.
Disney is yet to reveal more concrete information about the upcoming reboots. However, as the movies will move further into development, fans are likely to get intimated with more details about how the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot will chart its course.