Disney is reportedly rebooting ‘Pirates of the Caribbean' and fans are not here for it
24 October 2018, 14:44 | Updated: 24 October 2018, 14:49
Could a new 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise be on its way?
Disney is no stranger to reboots and remakes. Over the past few years alone, the beloved company has made new versions of classics including the likes of Cinderella and The Jungle Book. Not only that but they've also recreated hit shows like Boy Meets World (Girl Meets World) and/or made spinoffs of them (Raven's Home). Adaptations of Mary Poppins, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid are also in the works.
Now it looks like Disney is about to reboot one of its biggest franchises. According to Deadline, the company is already planning to start work on a Pirates of the Caribbean remake and it sounds pretty official. The news outlet reports that "the studio has met with the writing team of Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and they are in early talks to write the script" for the upcoming project.
It is currently unknown if Disney plans to link the reboot to the original franchise or start completely afresh. As it stands, none of the cast members from the first iteration (Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley) are attached to the project. Disney released the debut Pirates of the Caribbean film back in 2003 and have since released four more, with the last one coming out in 2017.
Considering that the films have grossed over $4.5 billion worldwide, it's no surprise that Disney want to make more of them. However, response to the news so far has mainly been negative. The franchise has been called out multiple times for being culturally insensitive and fans think that it's too soon to bring it back.
Plus, the fact that Johnny Depp is so synonymous with the franchise has put many people off.
Here are just a few of the reactions.
there is nobody who wants this let it die already https://t.co/N7XOYP6WOd— maia 🎷 (@nolanvilleneuve) October 24, 2018
Disney: "We're going to reboot our Pirates of the Caribbean films!"— Father Of Egon (@FatherOfEgon) October 24, 2018
Worth it if it means finally removing Johnny Depp from the ride. All 3 of them. https://t.co/CdGGTebCWk— Andre Segers (@AndreSegers) October 24, 2018
Oh for f*ck's sake.— cinemasins (@cinemasins) October 23, 2018