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Deadpool scribes eyed for Pirates of the Caribbean reboot at Disney

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Oct 24, 2018, 4:36 PM EDT (Updated)

There’s a good chance one of Disney’s most popular rides will have to through yet another remodel.

Since its debut in 2003, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has grossed over $4.5 billion for the company. Before they could rely on Kylo Ren and Captain America, Jack Sparrow was their main franchise player in the early 2000s. The “House of Mouse” is looking to reboot the successful franchise and is in talks with writers who know a thing or two about making a worldwide phenomenon.

According to Deadline, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the scribes who gave us two editions of the Merc With a Mouth, Deadpool, are in talks with Disney about bringing adventures on the high seas back to the big screen. We don't know much else about what Disney is looking to create. Dead Men Tell No Tales seemed like an excellent way to close out the story with the original characters. A reboot would give Disney a chance to introduce us to new characters, much as Star Wars did with Rebels and now Resistance.

With Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt starring in Jungle Cruise in 2020, it’s not surprising that Disney would want to try and reignite the ride-into-movie formula. With Reese and Wernick on board, we would certainly be on board for a “Deadpool at Sea” swashbuckling adventure.