It’s been five years since the last Pirates of the Caribbean film was released, and rumors of a sixth installment have been circulating for some time. Recently, a leaked casting call has reignited speculation that work on a new film is underway.
The casting call is for a film with the working title A Day at Sea, which is believed to be the code name for the sixth Pirates film. According to the call, auditions are being held for “swashbuckling actors” and “experienced sword fighters.” If these reports are true, it appears that production on A Day at Sea is already underway.
Given the success of the previous films in the franchise, it’s likely that fans will be eager to see Johnny Depp return to his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Bruce Hendricks, who worked on the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, has been selected as an executive producer for the upcoming fifth installment, according to a report by The Sun. Filming is set to begin in early February, with Johnny Depp beginning experimental filming in the same month. The location of production is being kept secret, but it is known that filming will take place in the United Kingdom.
With Bruce Hendricks on board, fans of the franchise can expect another high-quality film that lives up to the standards set by the previous installments.
While the recent news that Disney is planning to reboot the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise may come as a surprise to some, it’s actually in line with the studio’s track record. For years, Disney has been largely successful in keeping its plans for upcoming movies under wraps.
This practice allows the studio to build anticipation for its projects and control the narrative surrounding them. In the case of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” it’s possible that Disney is hoping to distance the franchise from its embattled star, Johnny Depp. By starting fresh with new characters, the studio can avoid any potential PR problems and keep the focus on the movie itself. Whether or not this strategy will work remains to be seen, but it’s clear that Disney is doing everything it can to keep its Pirates sailing smoothly.
Johnny Depp was set to continue his role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of Caribbean franchise for a sixth installment. However, allegations of domestic violence made by his ex-wife, Amber Heard, led to Disney dropping him from the project. Depp denied the allegations and sued Heard for defamation. He claimed that she had made up the story in order to damage his career.
A judge ruled in Depp’s favor, and he was awarded $7 million in damages. Following the ruling, over 800,000 people signed a petition demanding Depp’s return as Jack Sparrow. Disney has not yet commented on the matter. However, it is clear that there is significant public support for Depp’s return to the franchise.
In recent days, Margot Robbie made public the cancellation of a previously announced film project starring women about pirates. Some people had assumed that the company had chosen to work on the project to fill the void left by Johnny Depp’s departure from the film series, and the cancellation of the project favors Depp’s eventual return.
Robbie did not give a reason for the project’s cancellation, but it is possible that the studio decided that a pirate story starring women would not be as financially successful as one starring Depp. In any case, the news is sure to be disappointing to those who were looking forward to seeing an all-female pirate crew on the big screen.