Pirates of the Caribbean series to be cut short at “around fifty films”

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Producers of the bewilderingly popular theme-park-ride-based movie franchise Pirates of the Caribbean have indicated that they will be limiting the series to only “around fifty films”.

The studio behind the seemingly endless number of sequels have expressed with sadness that they can probably craft “only another fifty or so films” after the latest instalment, Salazar’s Revenge, which is released in the UK this week.

Executive producer Chuck Williams announced on social media, “With the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film coming out this week, we would like to announce that there will probably only be another fifty-odd made.

“We know that this announcement will bring great sadness to cinema-goers worldwide, but we wouldn’t want to get to the point where we are churning out boring movies just for the sake of it and disappointing fans as a result.

He added, “I would like to apologise that our much-loved franchise will have to draw to a close so soon, but we’re not sure Johnny Depp will actually live to do any more than fifty of these.”

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“It is important to know when to call it a day, and I reckon if we cap it at fifty films then we will be sticking to our motto of quality over quantity. Sixty at the absolute most.”

There are unconfirmed rumours that the next film will be called Pirates Of The Caribbean 6: Just Give Us Your Money, Prick and is scheduled for a summer 2019 release.