Zac Efron Reportedly Eyed To Play Jack Sparrow In Pirates Of The Caribbean Prequel

It may have earned Disney over $4.5 billion at the box office, but there’s no denying that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise’s glory days are long gone. The swashbuckling series peaked creatively with the first installment, with reviews getting progressively worse for each subsequent sequel, while fifth entry Dead Men Tell No Tales turned out as a minor commercial disappointment after becoming the lowest-grossing outing since Curse of the Black Pearl. Although, a $795 million global take is hardly a disaster.

Of course, the all-conquering pop culture behemoth that is Disney are reluctant to let such a lucrative brand go to waste, with a sixth Pirates adventure inevitably announced in 2018, with the intention of rebooting the franchise without Johnny Depp’s iconic Captain Jack Sparrow. However, after Deadpool and Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick quit the project and were replaced by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and longtime series writer Terry Rossio,
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