Pirates of the Caribbean Star Wants to Return With All-Female Ship

Lawrence Kim
October 3, 2017

It's hard to remember that when Disney's first Pirates of the Caribbean arrived in 2003, a movie based on a theme park ride seemed too ridiculous to work. While the film was ultimately profitable at the box office thanks to its overseas performance, it did the worst of any film in the franchise domestically, and it was also trashed by critics.

From Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films comes "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" - the fifth film in the now-iconic "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise - sailing home on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 3. Scodelario joined the franchise in fifth entry Dead Men Tell No Tales as Carina Smyth, an astrologist who finds herself wrapped up in Captain Jack Sparrow and Henry Turner's (son of Will and Elizabeth) quest to find Posideon's trident. Not being the kind to sit patiently and wait for wait for a phone call, she came up with an idea for her character's continued adventures. "I think there's a lot we can still do", she said, after confirming that she'd "love to" return for the second film in her contract. "I'd like to see a Carina who takes the helm of Barbossa on the sea - has her own all-female pirate crew". I think there's a lot we can still do.

Could you imagine? An all-female pirate movie would certainly be a new twist on the male-dominated genre, and it's not like there aren't historical figures to draw on - Anne Bonny, Queen Teuta and Ching Shih chief among them - for an instalment of the Pirates franchise which might actually spark some renewed interest in the series. Along the way she meets her father, Geoffery Rush's Captain Barbossa, finally finding her place in the world.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge is released on Blu-ray and DVD this today, Monday, the 2 October, and to celebrate, we have three copies of the film to give away on DVD!

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