The sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film, as well as a Margot Robbie spin-off, will be joined by a third film for Disney+.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 6 and a Margot Robbie spin-off are in the works, but according to a recent source, a third film is in the works that will be released exclusively on Disney+. Will Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, appear in any of them?
To date, five Pirates of the Caribbean films have been released, the most recent being 2017’s Dead Men Tell No Tales, also known as Salazar’s Revenge in the United Kingdom. While Johnny Depp’s legendary Jack Sparrow has led the billion-dollar franchise for two decades. However, since losing his libel action in the UK courts, the star’s Hollywood future has remained uncertain.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney “baulked” at the thought of permitting Depp to reprise his role as Jack Sparrow in a future film from Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Despite the fact that there are no official plans for the swashbuckling figure to return, at least two Pirates films are in development.
Then there’s Pirates of the Caribbean 6, which is a direct sequel to Salazar’s Revenge, and Margot Robbie’s female-led spin-off.
And now, according to Giant Freakin Robot’s credible sources, a third Pirates film is in the works.
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This third Pirates picture, the franchise’s eighth, will reportedly be released exclusively on Disney+.
According to the publication, Disney is expected to want all three films to be tied by a common universe, similar to the studio’s own Marvel and Star Wars properties.
“Somehow, they need to convince audiences that there is more to enjoy in the Pirates movies, something beyond Johnny Depp if they want to entice people to see more of these movies,” Giant Freakin Robot writes.
“The studio appears to have come to one conclusion as a result of this conundrum: throw everything they have at it and see what sticks.”
Warner Bros. asked Depp to quit from his role as Grindelwald after the outcome of his UK libel case.
The 58-year-old was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen, who played the villain in James Bond’s Casino Royale.
Mads told The Sunday Times that he wishes he could have spoken up. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”