It's difficult 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. Now, after five films and more than a billion dollars in box office grosses, the fantasy-adventure franchise seems unstoppable. The fifth film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, tied up the story pretty neatly, but a post-credits scene teased a continuation, and one of the stars thinks she has the perfect idea.
Kaya Scodelario, who played astrologist Carina Smyth, discussed her notion for the franchise's future with Screen Rant, explaining that se's contracted for another Pirates film. 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.
“Well, when I signed up for the first one, I signed up for two movies," Scodelario said. "So I am contractually obliged, but I’d love to [do it]. I think there’s a lot we can still do. I’d like see a Carina who takes the helm of Barbossa on the sea – have her own all-female pirate crew.”
An all-women crew hasn't appeared yet in the series, but certainly seems in line with the Pirates of the Caribbean style; it could even help to make up for a lost opportunity. In the previous film, Johnny Depp used his clout to veto a female villain.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is available on Blu-ry. Directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, the Disney film stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Javier Bardem as Captain Armando Salazar, Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner, Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth, Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.