For the Reboot of the Bible I reckon they should change Pontius Pilate into Pontius Pirate.
That would be great for all sorts of pirate-related nautical riffery.
Also, they didn’t even have planes in those days, so how the hell could Pontius have BEEN a pilot?
They did have ships, though. And, crucially, pirates (cf. Asterix the Gaul).