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Pirates of the Caribbean 6: Ayo Edebiri as Anne Bonny? Fans react to casting rumors

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is one of the most successful and beloved movie series of all time, with five films that have grossed over $4.5 billion worldwide. However, the future of the swashbuckling saga is uncertain, as the sixth installment has been plagued by delays, controversies, and rumors.

Pirates of the Caribbean 6: Ayo Edebiri as Anne Bonny? Fans react to casting rumors
Image: @ayoedebiri / Instagram fans page

One of the latest rumors that has stirred up a storm on social media is the possible casting of Ayo Edebiri, an actress, comedian, and TV writer, as the new protagonist of Pirates of the Caribbean 6. According to insider Daniel Richtman and some online claims, Edebiri’s name has been suggested for the role of Anne Bonny, a real-life Irish pirate who operated in the Caribbean in the early 18th century.

The rumor also implies that Edebiri would replace Johnny Depp, who played the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow in the previous films but was forced to exit the franchise in 2020 amid legal battles with his ex-wife Amber Heard. The move is said to be driven by Disney’s desire to create a female-led installment in the franchise, following the trend of other blockbuster movies like Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel.

However, the rumored casting of Edebiri, a Black woman, as Anne Bonny, who was historically white, has sparked severe online backlash against Disney for its casting choices. Many fans have expressed their dissatisfaction and anger on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit, accusing Disney of “blackwashing” history, disrespecting Johnny Depp, and pandering to the “woke” agenda.

Some of the reactions from the fans are:

  • “This is ridiculous. Anne Bonny was a pale-skinned, red-haired Irish woman. Ayo Edebiri is a Nigerian-American. How is this not blackwashing? Disney is ruining history and the Pirates franchise.”
  • “Johnny Depp is the only Jack Sparrow. He made the character and the movies what they are. Disney is betraying him and the fans by replacing him with some random actress. Justice for Johnny Depp!”
  • “Disney is trying to be woke and politically correct by making a female-led Pirates movie. They don’t care about the story or the fans. They just want to make money and push their agenda. Pirates of the Caribbean is dead to me.”

However, these rumors have not been confirmed by Disney or the filmmakers, and there are still many uncertainties about the plot, cast, and release date of the sixth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Therefore, it is possible that these claims are false or exaggerated, and that the final product will be different from what is being speculated.

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The sixth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has faced numerous delays, including Johnny Depp’s exit in 2020. Previous attempts at the sequel involved efforts by Disney with the help of writers like Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, as well as considerations of a spin-off with Margot Robbie. However, none of these plans materialized.

In 2022, producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed that two Pirates scripts were under development, one involving Margot Robbie. The Last of Us creator Craig Mazin confirmed the second Pirates movie in September 2023, but production was delayed due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

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