The president of The Walt Disney Pictures addresses the future of the adventure saga, but is elusive when it comes to talking about its protagonist.
It’s been six years since Pirates of the Caribbean, the prolific saga of Disney adventures, is in dry dock. After a successful original trilogy, Jack Sparrow once again embarked on the craziest treasure hunts in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Salazar’s Revenge.
However, the controversy that engulfed Johnny Depp for his legal battle with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, capsized the franchise and has kept the saga in suspense for more than five years.
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From time to time, rumors arise that Pirates of the Caribbean will resume its march, be it that spin-off with women that Margot Robbie was going to star in and that seems to have run aground at some point, or with one of the movies that Jerry Bruckheimerproducer of the saga, has commented, as the one who is writing Craig Mazin (Chernobyl, The Last of Us).
Now, he is the chairman of Walt Disney Pictures himself, Sean Baileywho throws wood on the fire about the future of Pirates of the Caribbean and its character principal.
What can we expect from Pirates of the Caribbean?
In the profile that The New York Times has made about him, Bailey has commented that they have plans for the sixth film in the saga to get going definitively.
The executive has stressed that Disney believes they have a “really good story to tell” that will pay tribute to its predecessors, while embracing a new side to the franchise.
The usual question was not asked: will he return Johnny Depp to get into the skin of Jack Sparrow? Bailey was elusive about it, saying only that he was “not committing to anything at the time.”
Depp’s character is key to the success formula for Pirates of the Caribbean, something that is probably also motivating these six years of hiatus that the franchise has been taking.