‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Is Being Rewritten; Rob Marshall May Direct

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pirates caribbean 5 script rewrite Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Is Being Rewritten; Rob Marshall May Direct

Johnny Depp is still not officially committed to starring in Pirates of the Caribbean 5, franchise screenwriter Terry Rossi is working without his usual writing partner (Ted Elliott) on the film’s script, and it looks like Disney has failed to convince a high-profile filmmaker like Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, or Alfonso Cuarón to direct the movie.

Does that mean we might not get to see Depp as Jack Sparrow on the big screen a fifth time? Of course not. It just means that a followup to the hit fourth entry in the Pirates series, On Stranger Tides, is slowly making its way down the production pipeline and probably won’t be released until, say, Summer 2014 – which is just as well, since Depp already has a big-budget extravaganza scheduled for Summer 2013 (ie. Lone Ranger).

On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall has signed a two-year deal with Disney and is keeping up-to-date on the development of the fifth Pirates flick; much like Depp, he’s not officially signed up for the project, yet. However, also like Depp, the increasingly-busy Marshall seems to be simply biding his time and waiting for Rossi to finish off the screenplay, before he fully commits to producing and/or directing the movie.

Here is what Marshall had to offer THR, on the current status of PotC 5:

“Terry [Rossio] is writing it and he’s working incredibly hard and he did a draft and rethought it all and started working on it again. You want to make sure you are asking the audience to come back to see an exciting adventure and it has to reach that caliber, and if not there’s no reason to do it. I know Johnny feels the same way: He needs to see a script, but he would be happy — if it’s the right script — to put that hat and sword back on.”

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 script is complete Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Is Being Rewritten; Rob Marshall May Direct

Depp will (likely) play Jack Sparrow again in the future

It’s fair to say: many people are tired of Depp’s Jack Sparrow shtick by now and find the Pirates movies to be increasingly dull popcorn blockbusters. Still, box office stats don’t lie and there’s still a whole lot of worldwide love for this franchise.

That’s all to say: since Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is definitely on the horizon, we might as well hope for the best. Who knows, maybe the combination of Rossio’s solo screenwriting duties and Marshall’s possible return to direct the film (having learned some lessons from his efforts on… On Stranger Tides) will help imbue Pirates 5 with a newfound sense of creative energy. Hey, it worked for Fast Five, right?


We will continue to keep you updated on the status of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 as more information is released.

Source: THR

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  1. I believe that this 5th film could be a great film to revive the series. My personal opinion is that they should bring back Verbinski, he directed the first film which was by far the best (again in my opinion) and i think that a series should have on major director. My favorite characters are Gibbs and Barbossa, I would like to see more of the Jack betraying Barbossa and vice versa. I think this has great potential and think that Mr. Rossio could put together another feature film. I think they should put more of the Sparrow humor back in. This would grab the attention of comedy viewers and action/adventure viewers. (I think these are the best films of all time so I hope they can pull together a series redeamer)

    • Pirates of The Caribbean- part7

      • If anything, they’ll make up to 6 Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I doubt that they’ll make up to 7 Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Although, i remember a while back ago that Johnny Depp once said that he’d be willing to be in up to 7 Pirates of the Caribbean movies, but again, i doubt there will be a 7th Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

  2. franchise screenwriter Terry Rossi is working without his usual writing partner

  3. There can never be a replacement to play Sparrow. Sparrow IS Johnny Depp

    • I completely agree with you. If they do decide to take out Depp I won’t see a point to watch PotC 5.

      • I don’t think they are talking about keeping sparrow without Depp, I think they are saying they would remove the sparrow character all together.

  4. there is only one jack sparrow and that is johnny depp and without hm potc 5 won`t create tht magic………

    • If they take Depp out, I’m boycotting.

      • If they take Johnny Depp out of the PotC movie franchise, then Pirates 5 will even not happen. That’s just all there is to it.

        • If Johnny Depp is gone, they’ll probably wait another ten years or so and reboot the franchise with totally new actors. Maybe they’ll do a series based on the Disneyland parking lot tram instead.

  5. Orlando Bloom has always made the movies in my opinion. He is a very gifted actor along with Kira Knightly. They were my favorite characters and I feel they left their love story too soon.. The love story makes it appeal to more of an audience. I think they should find a loophole to the whole “can’t take a step on land but once every ten years” and bring the lovers back together. If they don’t I probably won’t see the fifth one because I was quite upset with the forth.

    • Omg I totally agree the love affair continues….. it better….. and no Jack sparrow no movie… Johnny depp if you are reading this do the movie do it for your fans!!!!!! We want Johnny depp. And we want love!!!!!!

      • Totally!! Pirates trying to kill each other and going after “unattainable treasure” is awesome and all but i think it should have some love in there as well!!! I didn’t like that Will and Elizabeth weren’t even in the last movie. To revive the series I think they should have all three; Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth all join up for one more adventure. But, that’s just my own opinion…

          • If they can bring Barbosa back from the dead, they can also bring Will turner back from his current sentence as the Flying Dutchman’s captain.

            It’s fantasy. Anything is possible.

  6. You know what? I think they should recontinue the “Will Turner Chronicles” of the movie and bring back Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. I mean how cool is it to se Pirates of The Caribbean: Return of The Dutchman (example only) to hit theatres?!

    • Love the title and I agree William Johnny and Elizabeth better be in there!!!!!

    • I think that number 4 grows on you the more you watch it. I agree that depp makes the films but i would gladly watch 50 more of the films focussing on the different characters before and after the bits we have seen.

      • I agree totally… Will should find a way to get back with Elizabeth… a twist of turns should allow someone to take his place at the locker so they could live on land and it should take place 10 years later with Elizabeth holding her own with a kid! They should put Barbosa in charge of the locker. Jack cannot just leave Angelica on that island either without paying for the long lost love he’s always tried to find in others. They MUST have all characters live happily ever… it is Disney for crying out loud!

        • If I wanted to watch all my children I would. And I disagree with all of you, forget jack sparrow Davy Jones is my favorite.

    • I think that number 4 grows on you the more you watch it. I agree that depp makes the films but i would gladly watch 50 more of the films focussing on thecharacters before and after the bits we have seen.

  7. I love Johnny depp as jack sparrows it honestly would not be the same without him and I’m really hopin that there are more movies comin out because pirates of the Caribbean is my number one favorite movie I will be really bummed if there is no part five and I really really agree with bringing back Orlando bloom and kiera knightley. I don’t know why Tim burton or any of the other producers would refuse to direct this movie if they have seen how well they have come out and how much money they have made and I don’t know about anybody else but I don’t think I could ever get tired if jack sparrow I have been watching these movies since I was fourteen I’m twenty now and I am still hooked and looking forward to the following movie

  8. What they should really make is a prequel detailing how Davy Jones met Calypso and how he became captain of the dutchman

  9. I am a huge Johnny depp and pirates of the carribean fan. You have to have Johnny depp. In fact I’m watching the movie right now. I think in the fifth movie they definitely should return William and Elizabeth, I feel that the first three movies have become unfinished if you don’t. Jack sparrow would never b the same without depp. I am depp. And pirates of carribean number one fan. I want to see wat happened to William. Does he miss Elizabeth or has he found a new love. (Hint hint you should include that in the movie. What about Elizabeth what she doing without William. Has anything happened to Williams heart. Has someone stolen it. Literally or like love wise. I want more Jack sparrow in pirates off the carribean. Give me Jack or give me death!!!!

  10. No johnny depp no box office success thats it….

  11. As long as there’s Johnny deep and a movie I’m fine.

  12. I love he idea of a fifth pirates movie, as I myself am a huge fan of them, but eva I wouldn’t support a 6, as I think that 5 is a good place to end.

  13. Without Johnny Depp… there is no movie. I agree that they should bring back William and Elizabeth(even though the fourth movie was AMAZING), but they should also bring back Angelica. She is, by far, my favorite character(besides Sparrow). POTC5 Would be amazing with everyone in it!! And who could forget Gibbs and Barbossa? <333

  14. I LOVE JOHNNY DEPP AS JACK SPARROW!!! the movie will not the be same with out him. HE is the movie, without him there will be no movie.
    people watch the POTC movies becouse of Jack/Johnny. You need him or fans will stop watching

    • I agree. As I have said before, if Depp isn’t Sparrow then I see no sense in watching the next movie. It just wouldn’t be the same. I have seen a lot of Depp’s films and I find this one to be my all time favorite. Please continue to be Jack Sparrow,Johnny Depp!!

  15. I been to Disney World last year for my
    Graduation, I was on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Magic Kingdom park. If yall refuse Johnny Depp to drop out of these movies, he is my favorite Pirate better then Caption Hook on Peter Pan. Please bring him back he will take this offer, if he does not appear I am never watching these movies again

  16. I AGREE WITH BRINGING WILL BACK AND ELIZABETH!!! BUT I was also a HUGE HUGE fan of the love story between the mermaid and the missionary boy in the fourth movie, it was soooooooo beautiful. If there was any way to bring back a story with them that would be amazing but pretty sure that cannot happen! I just didn’t like penelope cruz’s whole character there was no chemistry or anything, and I think the fourth one would have been amazing with a different lead actress that was not well known /: but personally i would be around to watch 100 films if they had been made, pirates is simply the best :D

  17. I have to say that in my opinion they made a big mistake leaving out Ragetti and Pintel in Pirates 4. They were a great source of exposition and were great for inserting small humorous moments which is good for setting up a great dramatic scene or as segue from one subplot to another.

    • I TOTALLY AGREE!!! [Which, is what I stated earlier! ;]

      I really, really hope that when the fifth installment is made (I said “when,” as I have faith ;) it includes Ragetti and Pintel! My vision … With the Black Pearl in a “Bottle,” some way, some how, those two misfits got trapped too and end up making a return. *fingers crossed*.

      P.S. I’m all for making sure Gibbs and Marty return too … Along with my beloved Jack, played by Depp [*heart swoons*] and Mr. Rush!



  19. Even though I’m a little skeptical about the FIFTH movie I can’t help it but be exited, too. Like… The movies went down hill after the third but I still hope the fifth movie will be made soon.

  20. My whole family enjoys watching the Pirates of the Carribean saga all the time. They never get old. We even threw our 8 year old a Pirate Party due to the movies. He collects the figurine characters of the movie. I think he’s up to 7 or 8 of Johnny Depp’s character Jack Sparrow. He would be crushed as would my group of friends and family to know that Johnny Depp could possibly be replaced by any one else. Mr. Depp finally found his best character, one with which his actual personality does not clash in this saga.
    Please make sure HE gets this message. Who would want to crush the dreams and fantasies of a sweet 8 year old? I agree that replacing him would destroy the entire saga.

  21. I hope Pirates 5 does become reality,the Pirates series of movies are by far my favs and Johnny Depp just kicks major ass!,so hey Johnny,give us at least 2 more rounds with Captain Jack Sparrow and i’ll be a happy feculent maggot!,some may disagree and not want anymore POTC movies and to each his own but i love em:)

  22. My whole family loves the Prirates movies, from my 2 year old to my 15 year old. As long as Johnny Depp is Jack Sparrow Ill be watching. Without him… There is no movie. Im sure the producer knows that. This is not the OO7 series, you cannot just replace the persona that Depp has created in the Captain Jack Sparrow character with someone else that way.

  23. So, I heard Sean Conory was going to be in this movie?

    • No, he was never confirmed or even rumored to be in Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and i highly doubt he will be in Pirates of the caribbean 5. So, who ever you had heard that from, was not telling you the truth.

    • Sean Connery is retired from acting. He says he won’t act again unless Scottland becomes an independant country.

  24. i’ll kill myself if there isn’t a 5th and 6th

    • Please do.

  25. I’d definitely go see a POTC 5 & 6. I love the characters. Yeah, everyone remembers the first as the best, because it was something new and refreshing. But I think they have done a good job changing it up with the new characters in #4. And I’m so glad they are done with the Will/Elizabeth story line.

  26. Depp needs to play jack sparrow i know i will not go see pirates 5 if depp isnt in it and i am a huge P.O.T.C fan!