The success of the iconic Pirates of The Caribbean film franchise lies in the fact that even those who haven’t yet watched the film are quite well aware of the name of Captain Jack Sparrow. Johnny Depp received worldwide fame with his portrayal of this swashbuckling character. As the series progressed, the role of Sparrow and the franchise endeared itself to the people’s hearts. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, the first installment of the series was released in 2003, followed by the next installments that hit the theaters in 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2017. The sixth film of the series was made public back in 2018, but over these years, not much has come to the forefront regarding the installment. There isn’t any substantial information that fans have been waiting for. But still, there are a few things you should know about Pirates of the Caribbean 6.
The trailer hasn’t been out and none has the official synopsis. Therefore, the narrative is quite debatable. The script of the sixth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean is still under development, as of June 2020. Initially, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese were supposed to pen down the script of the film. However, according to the recent developments, Ted Elliot and Craig Mazin have been taken on board for the purpose. As a result, rumors are all you have to believe in at the present moment. A rumor has been doing the rounds that Disney wanted to come up with a film that had a female lead in it. This small piece of information led the fans to infer that a redhead female pirate named Redd, a captive who was sold at a bride auction, in the beginning, would go on to become a pirate.
There is a possibility that Redd will be spearheading the sixth installment. With that being said, Disney already has gone ahead with a movie with a female lead and it’s under development for the time being. Therefore, the probability of Pirates of the Caribbean 6 having a female lead seems quite vague at the moment. One more possibility is that the sixth installment will revolve around the deadly character with tentacles. However, the series has a reputation for deviating from the actual storyline. Hence, there are several possibilities as far as the plot is concerned.
The cast for Pirates of the Caribbean 6 has not yet been finalized. You remember Carina Barbossa from Dead Men Tell No Tales, right? The role was portrayed by Kaya Scodelario. Sources reveal that as per the contract, she has to appear in one more film of the franchise. Well, this could pretty well be the one. Fans can expect to catch her on the big screen one more time in Pirates of the Caribbean 6. Who knows, her character could be the one at the center of the plot.
Other than Kaya Scodelario, the rest of the cast is still hazy. The sixth installment can see the comeback of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. Even Brenton Thwaites, who portrays the role of Carina Barbossa’s love interest Henry, might also make a return. With the aim to have more female leads in this installment, Disney is in talks with Emma Watson and Karen Gillan. But nothing can be said unless Disney introduces the final cast members.
The main question that has been cooking in everybody’s mind is whether they would be able to see Johnny Depp in the sixth installment. Fans have a divided opinion regarding his comeback. While some don’t want to see him return, some strongly believe that without Depp, the franchise is incomplete. Depp himself is embroiled in some controversies surrounding his personal life. Sean Bailey, the production chief of the franchise has indicated that Depp might not make a comeback in the sixth installment.
What Does Depp Have to Say?
Depp says that Disney hasn’t kept in contact with him. According to him, the production house has cut ties with him. He has said that there is nothing that would force him to work with them ever again. A feeling of betrayal has been working in him and considering the present circumstances, fans might not be able to see him playing Captain Jack Sparrow again.
The release date of the Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is not yet known. Hopefully, fans will get to know the details about the film soon.