How do we view pirates? An eye patch, a pistol, bad hygiene, a ship, looting, and a pet parrot on the shoulder. They are the bad guys. Right?
Pirates of the Caribbean brings to you a franchise that changes your perspective on pirates. It is primarily a comedy but explores genres such as romance, action, and thrill. It brings you the adventures of the high seas and myths and mysteries of the water. Pirates are still the bad guys but become the hope for good whenever required. They are not heartless monsters but just misunderstood people.
The franchise has had a total of five movies under its banner until now. The infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, a notoriously evasive criminal, easily became the fan-favorite. With his inventive escape maneuvers and creative ways of solving problems, Jack Sparrow became the king of the screens!
Dive in to find out everything about the franchise and everything you need to know for the upcoming sequel!
The franchise was said to be done and over with after the third installment. But fans went berserk to see Jack Sparrow on the screen again! This led to the production of the fourth and fifth installments of the series.
Disney announced the sixth film as soon as the fifth one was released. So it is official that a sixth installment is in the making. It will mostly release in the year 2022.
Elizabeth Swann and William Turner share the screen with Captain Jack Sparrow in lead roles. The setting takes us to the time of the East India Company (EIC), where Elizabeth is the daughter of the governor, and Will is a blacksmith. Jack Sparrow docks in the territory and immediately gets into trouble with the EIC. His arrival gives an opening to a ship full of pirates headed by his nemesis Barbossa. Elizabeth is kidnapped in the skirmish. Will teams up with Jack to save her life. On their journey, Jack finds out the Will is the son of a very famous pirate, but Will denies his legacy. Eventually, they save Elizabeth.
EIC aims to eradicate piracy from the seas and establish a monopoly. This forces all the pirate lords to pool forces together and fight against the East India Company. In the end, Will takes up the curse of Davy Jones and becomes the captain of The Flying Dutchman. EIC is defeated, and Elizabeth and Will put down their roots on an island and have a son together.
Jack Sparrow has a run-in with his old flame Angelica. Her father, Blackbeard, the captain of the mystical Queen Anne’s Revenge, is on a quest to find the ‘Fountain of Youth’ to gain immortality. He is not alone in the race. The English navy and the Spanish Armada are also on the same quest.
Angelica recruits Jack to locate the fountain as he’s one of the very few to know its location. In the end, Jack gives the cup to immortality to Angelica by trickery, and this leads to the demise of Blackbeard.
Jack, over his multiple years of living, managed to make many dangerous enemies. One of these enemies is Captain Armando Salazar, who was cursed because of Jack. Captain Salazar and his crew are in search of Poseidon’s Trident, a mythical artifact known to destroy all seabound curses.
Jack teams up with Carina (Barbossa’s daughter and the only one with the map to the trident) and Henry Turner (Will and Elizabeth’s son) to find the trident before Salazar. In the climax, all the curses are broken. Barbossa sacrifices his life to save Carina. Will returns back to the island. Jack leaves into the unknown.
The premise of the next installment is currently unknown, but popular sources say that it is going to be a reboot. For the first time, in the history of the franchise, Jack Sparrow will not be the center of attention. In fact, his very presence in the future of the franchise is debatable. Sad news for the fans, but there is always hope.
Pirates of the Caribbean is a five installment franchise with a bigger than life production. Massive cast and crew presence made the movies what they are today.
Few of the lead actors of the franchise are:
The studio is planning a reboot with a female lead. Names like Emma Watson and Daisy Ridley are in the mix. There is also a rumor which states that Karen Gillan has been signed on for the role of Redd Redhead.
This does mean that most of our original cast might not reprise their roles, which is monumentally sad. But the spirit of the franchise will always be kept up!
Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the best movie franchises ever. It is the first franchise to have two films grossing over 1 billion dollars in the global box office. It is funny and adventurous and worth a watch.
Go and binge-watch the movies now!