Disney Enlist Rhett Reese + Paul Wernick For Pirates of the Caribbean Reboot

Disney Confident Pirates Can Survive Without Johnny Depp

One of Disney’s most successful franchises Pirates of the Caribbean may be getting a reboot?

When it comes to rides transitioned into blockbuster movies, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is arguably a masterpiece. Instead of doing another movie with Johnny Depp, Disney is thinking to reboot the whole thing. Why? Read on…

CelebNMovies247.com reports that Disney is looking to the hottest screenwriting duo in Hollywood right now to reboot the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Despite our thoughts on how stupid this sounds, Disney has eyes on Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the pair behind the Deadpool movies.

The Mouse House is hoping to jump-start a reboot of the multi-billion dollar franchise.

Here we go again, why won’t Disney look into something fresh, something new and find a different theme ride to base a franchise on. Johnny Depp is the main reason why Pirates of the Caribbean works.

Great writers can pen a great film but it takes a great character actor to make the pages come to life, and right now there is no one in Hollywood to pull it off like Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

According to a new report, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are in early talks to pen the script for a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot.

Note Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick also penned Zombieland (as well as its upcoming sequel) and 6 Underground, which is being directed by Michael Bay for Netflix, with Ryan Reynolds on board to star. The duo is also penned the sci-fi thriller Life and are attached to a Clue remake.

Bottom line, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have a hot hand right now and a clear golden touch.

Currently, Disney is in the process of purchasing most of Fox’s media assets, including all of their movie studio, 20th Century Fox. So they’re going to be more franchise-focused than ever and. Considering that Disney is wanting to remake the Pirates of the Caribbean they have no reason to think that continuing the series in some way or another is a bad idea.

After five entries, it’s quite possible that audiences are ready for something new. Though still successful, last year’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales grossed $794 million worldwide, which is the second-worst in the history of the franchise.

We blame the media hype surrounding Depp’s troubles, including the alleged abuse to his ex-wife Amber Heard.

It was reported in August that Disney was in the early stages of working on Pirates of the Caribbean 6. Now it appears, that the Deadpool duo believes they can make a reboot with a fresh take on the franchise. Why not do 6 and replace Depp if Disney has made it clear they uphold standard when actors antics outweigh their talent?

We would rather see a part 6 than a reboot of the franchise. We actually would love to see more of Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner and the romance with Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth. They actually breathed new life into the franchise and we feel would be a great storyline for POTC6.

This news was first reported by Deadline.

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