Craig Mazin Surprised Disney Bought “Pirates of the Caribbean 6” Script
According to the Los Angeles Times, Craig Mazin revealed that the script for “Pirates of the Caribbean 6” is very innovative, to the extent that he was surprised Disney approved it. As reported by AsumeTech last summer, Disney is working on two “Pirates” movies: a reboot with Margot Robbie and a sixth installment in the original franchise written by Mazin and Ted Elliott, who co-wrote the first four “Pirates” films.
The Unexpected Success
The writer’s unconventional script was initially met with skepticism but ultimately received approval and was deemed exceptional. However, production was delayed due to a strike, impeding the writer’s progress. As of 2017, there have been no further developments in the franchise.
In 2017, the fifth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” hit theaters. However, plans for a spinoff film featuring Margot Robbie, written by “Birds of Prey” writer Christina Hodson, were ultimately abandoned. Robbie had been working on the project for some time, aiming to create a female-led storyline. The studio’s lack of interest in pursuing this type of narrative was speculated by Robbie and her team. Franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer later clarified the situation.
The Uncertain Future
The status of the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean” film is unclear, as reports suggest that the script from Ted Elliott and Craig Mazin is being prioritized over a previously planned script. Details about the plot of the film remain undisclosed, leaving fans to speculate about whether Johnny Depp’s character, Jack Sparrow, will make a return. However, Depp’s recent legal troubles and ongoing libel trial against Amber Heard have caused Hollywood to distance themselves from the actor. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has expressed uncertainty about Depp’s involvement in the franchise when questioned about it in a recent interview with The Sunday Times.
Jerry Bruckheimer’s Thoughts
The potential involvement of Johnny Depp in the franchise has been questioned, with uncertainties expressed by those in the know. In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the question of whether Depp would return was posed, to which the response was, “Not at this point.” The future of the franchise remains to be determined.
Craig Mazin’s Background
The state of the franchised film remains uncertain as of now. Craig Mazin, who co-created the Emmy-nominated “The Last of Us” on HBO, has a wealth of experience in the field.
Box Office Success
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, also known as “Caribbean Franchise,” is a successful movie franchise that has generated a total of $3.07 billion in revenue. The latest movie in the series, “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” released in 2017, earned $172 million domestically and $622 million in foreign markets.