Deadpool Writers to Reboot Pirates of the Caribbean

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The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise hit an all-time low with Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Disney is already working on a whole reboot of the franchise. As it turns out, the film has hired Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese to write the film.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney film's production chief Sean Bailey explains:

"We want to bring in a new energy and vitality. I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that's what I've tasked them with."

Bailey was also asked about the involvement of Johnny Depp with the reboot, to which he merely dodges the question. Far as we know, there are no plans to bring Depp back to the Pirates franchise after all the bad PR that came out of Dead Men Tell No Tales.

To be honest, I haven't liked a Pirates film since At World's End, but if Disney is planning to move forward, I guess the best they could do is just move on from Captain Jack Sparrow. If you compare Depp's performance with the first films to this latest one, it seems that he's gotten kind of tired playing the role. Now he's slurring his speech a lot more and his jokes aren't even that funny.

I don't really have an idea where they should take the franchise, but hopefully Wernick and Reese already have something interesting in mind.

No release date has been set for the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot.

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