Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert has expressed interest in returning to the adventure game franchise. The Monkey Island franchise is currently owned by Disney, and if they're going to do a game with a pirate IP it is more likely to be related to Pirates of the Caribbean.
"I would love to contact them at some point," said Gilbert. "I haven't done anything yet but I definitely want to. I would love to get the rights back to Monkey Island and be able to really make the game I want to make."
"Pirates of the Caribbean is a rip-off of Monkey Island which is a rip-off of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride [at Disneyland theme parks]," Gilbert noted. "So it's hard for me to get too mad at Disney when I ripped them off originally."