Today we got a cryptic message on Facebook which lead to a cryptic image on Instagram from the DMK squad. Rumors have been circulating the Pirates of the Caribbean would soon be ARRRRRiving in the Kingdom, and today’s post seems to confirm such a fact. However, it doesn’t say which pirates exactly. While the rumors seem to suggest they would be of the Caribbean nature, I think it’s only reasonable that we should take a look at Disney pirates and see who might be out candidates for Pirate of the Kingdom come the next update and the (hopeful) opening of Adventureland.
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Now without further ado, let’s check out the booty you came for. No, not my booty. Ma’am, please stop staring. Thank you.
Peter Pan Pirates
While those Caribbean pirates might take the center spotlight, I think we’d all be excited to see some Peter Pan characters jump in to help out poor Tinkerbell. After all, she mostly sits at home or investigates the castle for the nineteenth time today. Don’t you think she’d like some company?
After all, not only do we have Smee, The Lost Boys, Wendy and her brothers to add. Peter Pan also comes equipped with one of the best pirates of all time, Captain Hook! I would personally love to add the crocodile to the mix as well. His quests could include such fun things as “Eat Captain Hook,” “Eat Churros,” and “Eat Extra Benches you Have no Need for but Still have 98 of.”
Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates
Let’s just get it out of the way. Since info ‘leaked’ last week, everyone has been positive that Jack Sparrow and crew would be joining the Kingdom. While this is still not confirmed by Gameloft, I have to say that it seems like the most obvious choice. With a new film on the way and the fact that Jack Sparrow running around like a madman in our kingdom would be the bees knees, it only seems logical.
What I like about this possibility is that it means that many other live action stories could join us in the future. With an addition of these Pirates, the door seems to be bursting open for things like Marvel and Star Wars to join the fray. Let’s be honest, I just want to Welcome BB-8, and this is one step closer to that.
I think it’s safe to say that we would get Jack, Will and Elizabeth. The interesting question is who would be the villain? I think Davy Jones is the obvious choice, but I could also see them going old school with Barbossa. Let’s be real though, Barbossa will probably be the “Buy it with gems” character in the mix.
If anything, all I ask is that Jack’s whole quest isn’t just looking for Rum for a week. Characters looking for one thing all week is super lame. (I’m looking at you Cinderella! Just go buy another pair of shoes!!!)
Treasure Planet Pirates
If Gameloft really wanted to troll us, these would be the pirates that would enter the mix. While Treasure Planet did not fair well at the box office, it still manages to have some of the coolest pirate designs ever. With lots of tech to make them extra creepy, Treasure Planet pirates are the Batmen of the Pirates universe. It would certainly be interesting for sure, and it might even make people watch this flawed, yet surprisingly underrated film.
Original Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates
The Disney historian in me swoons at the thought of this one. What if it IS Pirates of the Caribbean BUT it has a focus on characters from the ride instead! At the very least, I think the ride has to be in there somewhere, and so help me, if this dog does not get a cameo, I might just die a little on the inside. Let’s be honest, most of on the inside is already dead. I don’t even cry at Bambi anymore. Ohhh, I’d pay gems for Bambi’s Mom! Where were we?
Oh right. Just think. We could recruit wenches and pirates and the town drunk! Yo-ho yo-ho, I would love to see some of these lesser known, but incredibly important Pirates join my Kingdom.
Muppet Treasure Island Pirates
Muppet Treasure Island Pirates can be summed up in two sentences for me. The Pirates I want the most in my game AND The Pirates that will absolutely NOT be in my game. Let’s face it. Of all these pirates, this is the one that is the most of a longshot, but oh man, if I could recruit Captain Kermit and Tim Curry as a Pirate, I think I could die happily. Literally, that is where my hopes and dreams for this life end. Is that sad? I don’t really know. Anyway, I think the best we can hope for is maybe getting Muppets, ANY Muppets someday in the future.
So there you have it. Those are all the pirates you could hope for in the next update. No word on when that update will happen yet, but I would imagine it will be in the next couple of weeks. Which Pirates would you be most excited to set sail with? Let me know in the comments!