Here's Where Things Stand For The Future Of The Pirates Of The Caribbean Franchise

A sixth film in the hugely popular Disney series is officially in the works.
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates Of The Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer has shone a light on what fans should expect for the future of the series.

The first five Pirates Of The Caribbean films – based on the Disneyland ride of the same name – helped the franchise become one of the highest-grossing in movie history, with the most recent hitting cinemas in 2017.

In the years since, there’s been a lot of conversation about whether a follow-up could be on the cards, particularly in light of various controversies surrounding its lead actor Johnny Depp, who played Captain Jack Sparrow.

Back in 2022, Jerry confirmed that two separate projects based on the Pirates films were in the works, the first of which he has now said will be a reboot.

During an interview with, Jerry was asked whether a follow-up to Pirates or Top Gun, another film series he has worked on, should be expected first.

“It’s hard to tell. You don’t know, you really don’t know,” he told the online outlet.

“You don’t know how they come together. You just don’t know.”

He added: “We’re gonna reboot Pirates, so that is easier to put together because you don’t have to wait for certain actors.”

Movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer
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The other reboot was thought to have been helmed by Barbie star Margot Robbie, though she claimed last year that Disney had decided not to go ahead with her idea.

Last month, it was widely reported that Ayo Edebiri, the Emmy-winning star of The Bear, could potentially take the lead in Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean reboot.

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp has ruled out returning to the film series, claiming during his infamous 2022 court case that he would not even accept an offer of “$300 million and a million alpacas” to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow for Disney.


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