Pirates of the Caribbean 6 will be a ‘Soft Reboot’ of the Franchise

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With Dead Men Tell No Tales being the worst entry in the franchise and Johnny Depp said to be having trouble on set, a lot of people thought that Pirates of the Caribbean was ready for franchise hibernation. What's curious is, Disney is now set to make a sixth film, but it will not be a direct follow-up.

According to The DisInsider's Skyler Shuler, Disney is looking to pull a Bumblebee and have the next Pirates film be a ‘soft reboot' of POTC.

Probably the biggest implication of this news is that Johnny Depp can come back as Jack Sparrow. Admittedly, I think the last time the character was his best was in At World's End. By the time On Strange Tides came along, it kind of felt like Depp was getting tired of the character, and it was made even clearer in the latest film with the so-so jokes and lazy line delivery.

On the other hand, Depp's recent takes on the character could be a result of the abuse that he was undergoing in his relationship with Amber Heard. Maybe he can bounce right back up now that the public is on his side again; but if the character is just going to be shoe-horned in, I'd prefer they just keep Captain Jack out of it for a while.

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We don't have any news on the plot of the sixth movie yet, but it's rumored that we could get Karen Gillan as the new lead. I could go for either a sequel, but I think it would be interesting to see the origins of Davy Jones and watch how the Pirate Council was formed. That's just my idea though.

No release date has been set for Pirates of the Caribbean 6.

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