Pirates of the Caribbean is finally getting a comic book, 13 years after the first movie in the franchise came out.
To be released in August, the comic book will follow Captain Jack Sparrow and his adventures in between the movies. According to the description for the first issue, he's on the run after squaring off with Captain Barbossa. Admiral Norrington has given him a head start for his escape, but the chase is definitely on.
Based on this, it means that the first issue of the comic book will follow events that occurred after The Curse of the Black Pearl, the first movie in the franchise.
There is no mention of how many issues the comic book will run for, but it will be published by Joe Books and will be handled by Joe Flood and Chris Schweizer.
When the Pirates of the Caribbean comic book is released, it will join other August solicitations for Joe Books, such as Darkwing Duck #5, Disney Descendants Cinestory TP Vol. 2, Disney Frozen #2, Disney Pixar Finding Dory #3, Disney Princess #6, DreamWorks Madagascar TP, DreamWorks Shrek #4, a Marvel Iron Man prose novel and a new comic book based on Rebel, an upcoming movie.
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is now on its fifth movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales. Aside from Orlando Bloom returning as Will Turner (his character was not included in the fourth movie, On Stranger Tides), it was reported that Paul McCartney will be making an appearance in Dead Men Tell No Tales. According to sources, the Beatles member's scene was filmed in March and was small enough that it could be added during post-production. Sorry, McCartney fans. This also means that whatever his role will be will not be seeing a lot of screen time.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to hit theaters on May 26, 2017. Maybe the comic book issue prior to the movie's release will touch on where the characters are at the moment?
Let us know in the comments which Pirates of the Caribbean storylines you'd like to see the comic book explore.