Avast ye! It seems Disney is in talks with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick to reboot the ‘Pirates’ franchise. According to Deadline, the pair and the House of Mouse are in early talks to write a script to rejuvenate the billion-dollar franchise. Jerry Bruckheimer will continue to produce, but no further details have been given.

My main question: will Johnny Depp return as our fateful antagonist Captain Jack Sparrow? Or will they make him walk the plank, where he will be no more? As a fan of the original trilogy, I was able to tolerate the last 2 films PotC: On Stranger Tides & Dead Men Tell no Tales solely to watch Depp transform into the lovable, mischievous Sparrow. Without Captain Jack, is a reboot even worth watching? Hopefully, they won’t hornswaggle ‘Pirates’ fans out of another Sparrow lead adventure.

Shiver me Timbers!!

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Ty Brotherton entered this world kicking and screaming in Long Beach, CA. He currently resides in Chicago, Ill. After 10 years an an I.T. Professional and master of all things Tech, his lifelong love for video games, movies, and all things Sci-Fi brought about a career change and is now on the cusp of nerdy greatness. He is a master trickster and overall man-child always looking for a good laugh. His end game? Leaving this world the same way he came in. Nerd on world!

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  1. Sounds to me they are making a spin off with new characters. Otherwise an actual reboot makes zero sense. We need to start learning what that word means. When you reboot, you are starting over. Throwing away all of the old canon for new stories with the same characters (most of the time with new actors). You do this usually with failed franchises to bring in older fans as a base, but still relate to newer fans to move forward with. You normally do not “reboot” a recently successful franchise. There is nothing new to bring to a newer generation of fans that the originals haven’t already done and can still do.

    This is why fans have a negative reaction to the word “Reboot”, and it’s like the media or Hollywood in general just doesn’t get it or is out of touch with fans in general (or announce it that way just for the reaction). Just look at the recent reaction to the reboot for Buffy The Vampire Slayer. So far it sounds like it is not a “reboot” at all, but a sequel series with new characters. But when it was announced as a “reboot”, long time hardcore fans immediately were against it, even booing Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz when they tried to promote it.

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