Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is in development, but when can fans of the franchise expect the Pirates of the Caribbean 6 release date, and how will the story continue? With the future of the Pirates movies still far from certain, many viewers have been understandably concerned with the lack of confirmed news about Pirates 6. When Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was released, its enormous success was unexpected. Before 2003, pirate movies were seen as guaranteed box office flops, but the franchise has remained popular ever since, constantly proving its international mass appeal and earning Johnny Depp an Oscar nomination for his role as Jack Sparrow.
2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth movie in the series, earned close to $800 million worldwide, and Disney first announced plans for another swashbuckling pirate adventure back in 2018. The studio also has plans to change up the franchise and expand it in the future, so Disney also announced another installment — a reboot with Margot Robbie in the lead role, which was canceled— would go into development alongside the sequel. However, after several years, the film is still in early development with the Pirates of the Caribbean 6 release date on the distant horizon. Here’s what to expect from the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
The Latest Pirates Of The Caribbean 6 News
While Pirates of the Caribbean 6 news is scant due to the movie only being in the development stages, Orlando Bloom did recently confirm in an interview (via Parade) that he would be interested in returning to the franchise as Will Turner. The character of Will Turner had a minor role in Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and since the franchise took a turn for the worse, audiences have been begging Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth and Orlando Bloom’s Will to become the focal point again. In the interview, Bloom expressed that he’d happily reprise his role again, saying the following below.
Oh gosh, you know, I did get to go back and play Legolas in The Hobbit, which was 10 years later. I was like, ‘This is a lot of fun!’ Because he’s such a great space to be in, and I think Will [Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean]—I mean Will’s so great. I wouldn’t mind seeing what Will looked like today in some ways, because he was such this earnest guy, but after rumbling around the bottom of the ocean for as long as he would have done at this point, it’d be interesting to see how he surfaces and what he’s like.
Pirates Of The Caribbean 6 Is Confirmed To Be In Development
There’s no Pirates of the Caribbean 6 release date yet, but the new Pirates movie isn’t dead in the water. After Deadpool co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick dropped out of the Pirates of the Caribbean new movie in 2019, Disney chose writers Craig Mazin and Ted Elliott to write the script instead. Mazin created HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl, while Elliott worked on the first Pirates movie Curse of the Black Pearl. Director Joachim Rønning is also set to return. In late 2022 Jerry Bruckheimer provided a promising update regarding the Pirates 6 movie, saying that writer Ted Elliot is in the process of developing the script.
Back in 2018, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production’s President, Sean Bailey, was open to the idea of giving the franchise a “kick in the pants,” saying in an interview (via The Hollywood Reporter) that the studio wanted to bring new energy to the movies. Speculation and rumors have suggested the new movie would be a soft reboot of the franchise, similar to the Transformers prequel spinoff Bumblebee, but it’s unclear what would be wiped out from the series’ past storylines and timeline.
Pirates of the Caribbean 6 Release Date
As of 2023, there’s still no confirmed Pirates of the Caribbean 6 release date. The script is still in development, so fans will likely have to wait until mid-to-late 2023, or 2024, at the earliest. The last 3 installments, At World’s End, On Stranger Tides, and Dead Men Tell No Tales, dominated the box office on Memorial Day weekend, and it seems likely the sixth movie would be released around the same period to carry on this success. However, due to production delays brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, there’s still no news on what year Pirates of the Caribbean 6 will release, never mind a specific date.
With the exception of Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End (filmed back-to-back in 2005), a four to five-year wait between Pirates of the Caribbean movies has been the norm. Despite Bruckheimer hinting that the script was near completion for several years, his comments in recent interviews (via Comicbook.com) suggest that the script is only now being developed by Elliot. Currently, the project hasn’t left pre-production. Despite being announced way back in 2018, the next installment in Disney’s beloved Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is probably still a few years from hitting screens.
Pirates Of The Caribbean 6 Cast
The final Pirates of the Caribbean 6 cast hasn’t been confirmed. There’s been plenty of speculation floating around online, however. Both Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly have been rumored to make a possible return to the Pirates franchise as Will and Elizabeth Turner. This is an exciting prospect for many fans since neither of the characters were truly present in the 4th and 5th installments. There’s also considerable demand for fan favorites like Geoffrey Rush’s Captain Barbossa or Joshamee Gibbs, played by Kevin McNally. However, nothing has been confirmed by Disney, the respective actors, or Bruckheimer.
There’s no shortage of names in the returning Pirates of the Caribbean actor pool. Bill Nighy has expressed the desire to play the iconic villain Davy Jones once again. Lee Arenberg, who played the pirate Pintel, is another past cast member happy to appear in another movie. Beyond willing actors, nothing indicates either character will return, though. Actress Kaya Scodelario revealed to Screen Rant in 2017 that she’d been contracted for another Pirates movie and was interested in returning as Carina Smyth. This indicates Disney has or had plans for Smyth after discovering she was Barbossa’s daughter in Pirates Of The Caribbean 5.
Pirates Of The Caribbean 6 Story Details
The Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is still in development. Details have been scarce, but it’s known Disney wants a female-driven story. Recently changed from captive to pirate queen, the character of Redd from the theme park ride would be a welcomed addition to the franchise that gives a nod to the ride that started it all. Originally, Margot Robbie’s involvement asa new character, was thought to mean that she could bring Redd to the screen. However, the Margot Robbie Pirates of the Caribbean movie was subsequently canceled, meaning audiences are still left in the dark as to what the Pirates of the Caribbean 6 reboot could be about.
Pirates Of The Caribbean 6 Trailer
Since the film is in the earliest stages of development, there is no Pirates of the Caribbean 6 trailer. Audiences will simply have to wait until the film is out of its development stages with production wrapped before anything on this front can be confirmed. This includes teasers, Pirates of the Caribbean behind-the-scenes photos, and facts, as well as anything else revealed about the production process.
Johnny Depp Won’t Be Returning As Jack Sparrow
Casting for Pirates of the Caribbean 6 has been a huge source of speculation, but the big question of Johnny Depp’s role has at last been answered. Both Depp and Bruckheimer have confirmed that Pirates of the Caribbean 6 will be the first Jack Sparrow-less installment. Events in the years leading up to his defamation trial against Amber Heard in 2022 created a media perception of Depp, which Disney could have seen as a countermand to their family-friendly image. Whether the circumstances around Depp’s relationship factored into the decision is contested, but it’s known Depp was dropped from the Pirates franchise. He didn’t leave the project by choice.
Bruckheimer had kept the door open for Depp’s return even after Disney and Depp kiboshed the idea. He kept interviews purposefully vague, giving Jack Sparrow fans some hope he may make a return, even if just for a cameo. However, in mid-May 2022, Bruckheimer slammed the Depp door firmly shut and wedged a chair under the handle, confirming (via The Sunday Times) that Depp returning to the Pirates franchise wasn’t a possibility, “not at this point.” With Depp himself open about his aversion to working with Disney again, it’s clear that Pirates of the Caribbean 6 will forever be remembered as the movie that almost featured Captain Jack Sparrow.
The Margot Robbie Pirates Spin-Off Is Canceled
Many were confused that there were two Pirates movies in the mix, one of them being led by Margot Robbie and an all-female pirate crew. However, Robbie’s project has been canceled. Apparently, the all-female pirate story was not meant to be Pirates of the Caribbean 6, but rather, its own property penned by Christina Hodson, who also wrote Birds of Prey. The two were first attached to the project in 2020, but for reasons unknown, Disney decided not to give the film a chance, which at least clears up the confusion around the multiple new Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
According to Robbie (via Vanity Fair), she was excited about the prospect of setting sail on the high seas, but unfortunately, Robbie’s pirate movie didn’t come to fruition because Disney simply didn’t want it. The actress said, “We had an idea and we were developing it for a while, ages ago, to have more of a female-led – not totally female-led, but just a different kind of story – which we thought would’ve been really cool, but I guess they don’t want to do it.” Pirate of the Caribbean 6 is still being worked on by Disney studios, with the latest update being that a script is finally being written.
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