DEADPOOL Writers Tell No PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Tales - Report

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Deadpool writing duo Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick have abandoned ship on Walt Disney Pictures' planned Pirates of the Caribbean franchise relaunch, according to Deadline.

Disney film production chief Sean Bailey reportedly enlisted the duo in October 2018 to set a new course for the franchise, away from lead actor Johnny Depp due to his "recent travails and steep salary." Bailey is reported as saying that Rheese and Wernick were going to "make Pirates punk rock again."

2017's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales earned $795 million at the box office, against a reported $230m production budget.

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