“We pitched it”: The Last of Us Showrunner Working on ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot in Open Defiance of Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow
2023/09/09

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For more than a decade, Hollywood’s most beloved franchise, , has enchanted the world with its swashbuckling sea adventures. Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow has not just been an integral part but has become a synonym for the franchise. Since its inception, it has distinguished itself with unique hallmarks that delight audiences, eagerly anticipating each new installment. Although Depp’s departure was a shock for fans, the latest reports indicate the franchise is set to undergo a major reboot with showrunner at the helm.

Craig Mazin, the creator of top-tier shows like and is now setting sail on a fresh sea adventure with

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. Mazin has already revived the idea for a sixth reboot of the beloved franchise. Disney liked it and got the creative gears turned on, even developing the script. But the project has been slowed down due to the pandemic,  and as a twist to the tale, the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike has made the process even more sluggish. Mazin said,

If the ongoing disputes between the Writers Guild of America and film studios conclude, further progress on the sixth installment will resume. The previous installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No, was released in 2017.

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With the recent confirmation of the reboot of the Caribbean Corsairs, however, the big question is whether

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will return as Jack Sparrow. The character Jack Sparrow has been the heart of the franchise since its inception. Above all, his popularity was the key element in drawing the audience for every new installment.

His role as Captain Jack Sparrow of the Caribbean formed a cult following. Since his departure from the franchise due to marital disputes with  Amber Heard, he has already announced in court that he won’t be working again as Jack Sparrow. After his retirement from the role, Disney is quite confident about the reboot, considering Barbie actor  as the lead role.

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Despite Depp’s absence, fans were skeptical that the project would be canceled. However, the producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, clarified that it is still in the works but progressing slowly. Bruckheimer said.

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