Pirates of the Caribbean Tales of the Code Wedlocked

Pirates of the Caribbean Tales of the Code Wedlocked

Pirates of the Caribbean Tales of the Code Wedlocked was a precursor to The Curse of the Black Pearl based on the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. The “Auction scene” from the original attraction served as inspiration for the plot. John Vickery (Auctioneer), Vanessa Branch (Giselle), and Lauren Maher star in the short film (Scarlett). Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio wrote the screenplay, which was directed by James Ward Byrkit and produced by Leora Glass.

Plot of Pirates of the Caribbean Tales of the Code Wedlocked

Scarlett and Giselle are getting ready in a dressing room in Shipwreck Cove, on opposite sides of a mirror. Upon meeting, the two disclosed that they were both engaged to be married. However, as both women show off their matching engagement rings, they realize their grooms were the same person: Jack Sparrow.

Curtains opened to reveal a mob of men clapping and chanting as soon as both women realised they had been duped by Jack. In front of a sign that read “Auction: Take a Wench for a Bride,” a pirate band performed. The Auctioneer comes, beaming as he presents the wenches, including Scarlett and Giselle, who are perplexed.

The auction began with the Auctioneer presenting Giselle, the first wench to be auctioned, with a flower bouquet. Giselle became enraged when a pirate offered only five pieces of silver, but Scarlett took advantage of the situation and began flaunting her wealth as the auction progressed.

Scarlett received a 20-piece bid from the Marquis D’avis, who dubbed her the “redhead.” The Auctioneer took Giselle’s flower arrangement and handed it to Scarlett because she was a very profitable venture. The throng would soon begin screaming “we want the redhead!” led by an intoxicated pirate. When Giselle realised she was going to lose to Scarlett, she decided to compete with her for the highest bid.

After several bids, Giselle declared that she had been egregiously underbid. Scarlett and Giselle soon began fighting, as the males looked at them and chuckled. A group of pirates lead by Atencio organised a business by the time the bid reached 400. When the price reached 600, a pirate named Nigel bid his goat, prompting Atencio to add a goat to his bid. The final offer of seven hundred and two goats was placed by the Marquis D’avis, which was graciously accepted by the Auctioneer.

Scarlett and Giselle had ceased fighting at this point and expressed their joy at being wealthy and owning goats.

The Auctioneer, on the other hand, corrected them by declaring he was wealthy as he tied them together, claiming a fair one-hundred percent ownership.

Then there was a debate among pirates and wenches about whether Scarlett and Giselle were for sale or not, which ended with the Auctioneer declaring that they were dealt fairly and squarely in accordance with the Pirate Code. The pirate Mungard then reminded the pirates that the Code was the law, and those who disobeyed it would suffer the consequences.

Giselle swallows her saliva and asks the Auctioneer if he owns the stocking she’s wearing or a song she might sing, which he confidently confirms. Giselle slapped Mungard across the face, knowing that the Auctioneer was to blame for her actions.

Mungard vowed that the Auctioneer would pay for it, drew his revolver and aimed it at the Auctioneer, who then began tossing the key to Scarlett and Giselle’s shackles, the holder of which Mungard would point his pistol at. Mungard turned around with his weapons after an intoxicated pirate inadvertently shot his pistol into the air.

Scarlett and Giselle assassinate the Auctioneer while holding the Code, claiming that the disaster was caused by one man: Jack Sparrow. Mungard turned around when he heard the name Sparrow and asked where he was before firing his pistol at the Code. The Auctioneer slid backwards to the ground, still holding the Code.

Every pirate, even Mungard, was stunned by what had just occurred. The mob whispers between themselves that Mungard shot the Code, with one of them claiming that Captain Teague would be the one to avenge him.

As a group of pirates assisted a bewildered Auctioneer to his feet, Mungard ordered the Code to be locked away and threatened the pirates that if they said anything about what had happened, he would take their tongues.

“Mum’s the word,” Cotton and his parrot assured Mungard. Scarlett and Giselle made their escape, promising to “re-acquaint” Jack Sparrow with the palms of their hands. Scarlett also demonstrated that she removed four nails from Jack’s boat in case he had “cold feet,” with Jack Sparrow immediately attempting to drain water from the boat as he sailed to Port Royal. In the meantime, the Pirate Code was carried to a chest and locked inside.

Production of Pirates of the Caribbean Tales of the Code Wedlocked

James Ward Byrkit worked as a conceptual consultant with director Gore Verbinski on the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. “Somebody give Jim a camera so he can film a movie here,” Verbinski would exclaim after seeing the sets that production designer Rick Heinrichs constructed for the Pirates sequels Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End. And Verbinski answered, “Go for it!” So Byrkit piqued Disney’s interest in the idea for a short film and collaborated on Wedlocked with Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. Byrkit envisioned a story based on the Pirate Code book because he thought it will serve as a method to weave additional stories in afterwards.

Byrkit was able to demonstrate his directing abilities while working on Wedlocked, as a cast, costumes, and sets were quickly built on the California Pirates soundstage at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. The cast and crew only had three days to shoot because the “Pirate Cove” set was demolished later, thus they only had enough resources to pull it off.

Pirates of the Caribbean Tales of the code Wedlocked : Watch them in order.

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl : Released on 2003
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest : Released on 2006
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End : Released on 2007
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides : Released on 2007
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales : Released on 2007
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