Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

Post by Dan » May 6th, 2017, 4:54 pm

Sean Rich, a weapons consultant and prop provider on a number of films including the Pirates franchise, was in town at one of the local comic shops for Free Comic Book Day and displayed some of the weapons used in the films. The one I best remember him describing was the one on the bottom right that Depp used in the opening of Dead Man's Chest.

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

Post by Daniel » October 26th, 2019, 12:37 pm

Reboot in the works... again.

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

Post by EricJ » October 27th, 2019, 11:56 pm

Thought the fifth movie (which was supposed to be the "New trilogy") ALREADY gave it the "kick in the pants" it deserved.

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

Post by Ben » October 28th, 2019, 5:43 am

They need to do one that resolves several dangling plot points. Consistency, continuity or comprehensiveness has not been one of this series' strong points.

My guess is that Depp will be back. He’s been quiet of late, recuperating somewhere, and if he’s serious about sticking with acting, he’ll take a pay cut to make sure he’s in a big hit. Yeah, he has Beasts as a franchise, but that’s not really his thing, and now that Invisible Man fizzled out he’s still needing a franchise number two. If Pirates were to sail again, it’ll be at least a couple of years before it lands on screens, giving us a break from seeing him and an anticipation to see him and the character again.

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

Post by EricJ » October 28th, 2019, 6:58 am

Ben wrote:
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My guess is that Depp will be back.
No, "Reboot" means "Start the franchise name from scratch, now that the actor's too old."

Although they probably may chicken out and take another try at a "Legacy-quel" where the original actor gets to write himself out of the series and train in his new replacement...The last attempt had Will Turner Jr., and if this attempt doesn't go straight to Disney+ streaming series, we'll likely be introduced to Jack Sparrow, Jr. (Illegitimate, of course.)

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

Post by Ben » October 28th, 2019, 2:34 pm

Well, I was going to suggest we might see Son Of Sparrow, but I don’t think they’re ready to go that route yet. And reboot hasn’t meant from scratch for a while now...that would wipe out most of the recent "reboots" that we have had, hence why some people have been trying to make that awful word "requel" stick.

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

Post by EricJ » October 28th, 2019, 8:02 pm

If you're thinking in computer terms, "Reboot" DOES mean "From scratch"--
Just that studios have gotten too nervous and backpedaling whether they want to make a movie that merchandises fans' love of the original classic films, or just wipe the slate clean so their, quote-fingers, "Remake" can be whatever the darn heck they want it to be, and still keep the lucrative audience-identified brand-name for future improvisations.

As a result, studios chicken out, and we get fish-or-fowl hybrids like the Ghostbusters (sequel?/remake?/franchise-reboot?), just as long as they can slap a well known corporate icon on a teaser poster, and a date underneath it without even a title.

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