Elon Musk’s Response to Pirates of the Caribbean 6 Casting Rumors

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Elon Musk's Response to Pirates of the Caribbean 6 Casting Rumors

Elon Musk, owner of X (formerly Twitter) recently shared his opinion on rumors surrounding the casting for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 6. Here’s what happened and why Musk’s response gained attention.

Rumor Report and Potential Casting

Film insider Daniel Richtman shared on his Patreon account that Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is still in development by Craig Mazin and Ted Elliott. The leading role initially considered for Karen Gillan is now rumored to possibly feature Ayo Edebiri from The Bear.

Elon Musk’s Reaction

Musk responded to an aggregated rumor about Edebiri’s potential casting with a blunt statement, “Disney sucks.” However, the post he responded to didn’t accurately represent Richtman’s report leading to confusion.

Musk’s Issues with Disney

Musk’s negative feelings towards Disney stem from previous controversies.

In November 2023, major advertisers like Apple and IBM paused their ads on X due to concerns over hate speech and content moderation. Musk faced criticism for endorsing problematic content which led to a defamation lawsuit.

He also criticized Disney’s advertising choices on Meta’s platforms and funded Gina Carano’s lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm alleging wrongful termination and discrimination.

The Context of Musk’s Comment

Before his “Disney sucks” remark, Musk offered legal support to individuals facing discrimination from Disney citing an anonymous source’s leak of Disney Inclusion Standards. This action was part of Musk’s ongoing conflict with Disney.

Despite no official announcement of Pirates of the Caribbean 6, rumors suggest a change in the franchise’s direction potentially excluding Johnny Depp. Musk’s outspoken criticism adds to the speculation surrounding Disney’s decisions and the future of the beloved franchise.

The release date for Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is yet to be confirmed but fans eagerly await further updates on casting and production details.

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