My1sttoday Entertainment — Pirates of The Caribbean returning to the screen again? here’s everything we know.
Director Joachim Rønning hinted in March 2017 that “Dead Men Tell No Tales” marked the start of a potential final adventure, suggesting room for a sixth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
A post-credits scene teased the return of Davy Jones, fueling speculation about the next plot. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer later expressed openness to a sequel, contingent on the success of the film’s home release.
By October 2017, the confirmation of a sixth film surfaced, with actress Kaya Scodelario under contract to reprise her role. Rønning was reportedly considered to direct the sequel. However, by August 2018, the sixth installment was still in the development phase.
Keira Knightley, expressing doubts about her return due to the time-consuming nature of the shoots, indicated her unlikelihood in rejoining the franchise as she focused on motherhood.
In October 2018, discussions about rebooting the series arose, engaging writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, while Jerry Bruckheimer was expected to remain as a producer. Yet, in February 2019, Reese and Wernick left the project, leading to the cancellation of the proposed reboot.
Subsequently, in May 2020, Jerry Bruckheimer mentioned progress on the screenplay for the sixth film but remained uncertain about Johnny Depp’s involvement.
However, in April 2022, amidst Depp’s legal battles, he stated his disinterest in returning, citing a strained relationship with Disney.
In February 2023, Orlando Bloom expressed enthusiasm for a potential return to the franchise, while Keira Knightley humorously pointed out her character’s elegant exit when asked about rejoining the crew.
Bruckheimer continued to express interest in involving Depp in the sequel.
By July 2023, reports indicated Depp’s softened stance, showing willingness to return “If it’s the right project.”