Ahoy, Disney fans! For those eagerly awaiting the return of the beloved “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, there’s fresh news that sets sail on the horizon. Though rumors and speculation have been tossing us about like stormy seas, Jerry Bruckheimer, the legendary producer behind the franchise, has provided some much-needed clarity.

In an interview with *Entertainment Weekly*, Bruckheimer confirmed that there are indeed two separate pirate films in the works. One is a reboot scripted by Disney veteran Jeff Nathanson, and the other is a female-led film starring none other than Margot Robbie, with Christina Hodson penning the script. Both projects are gaining traction, and Disney appears quite keen on bringing Robbie’s pirate tale to life.

Here’s where it gets even more intriguing: Nathanson, who recently worked on “Young Woman and the Sea,” has concocted an exciting third act for the reboot that Bruckheimer is thrilled about. “He’s got an amazing third act. We just gotta clean up the first and second, and then we’ll get there,” Bruckheimer shared. This means we might be closer than ever to seeing these swashbuckling adventures hit the big screen.

But what about Captain Jack Sparrow, you ask? As of now, Johnny Depp’s return remains uncertain. Adding to the casting buzz, rumors have circulated about Ayo Edebiri from *The Bear* potentially joining the franchise, though this casting hasn’t been confirmed. More recently, names like Austin Butler and Hailee Steinfeld have been floated for roles, adding to the excitement.

Let’s not forget the origins of this iconic franchise, which started as a Disneyland attraction in 1967. The ride’s popularity spiraled into a global phenomenon, with the films grossing over $4.5 billion worldwide and establishing a robust presence in video games and merchandise.

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