Margot Robbie recently throws some light on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean spinoff film. More than two years after it was revealed that the actress was set to star in a spinoff instalment of Disney’s popular adventure franchise, Robbie told Vanity Fair in its December 2022/January 2023 issue that the project is not in the works.
The Babylon actress said of the spinoff, “We had an idea and we were developing it for a while, ages ago, to have more of a female-led, not totally female-led, but just a different kind of story, which we thought would’ve been really cool, but I guess they don’t want to do it.” The Hollywood Reporter was first to report about the news that Robbie would star in a new Pirates film back in June 2020.
The project would’ve seen her reuniting with Christina Hodson, the screenwriter for Birds of Prey, who was also set to write the Pirates spinoff. The franchise has accumulated over $4.5 billion for Disney beginning with 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Multiple sequels followed the blockbuster hit, such as 2006’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, 2007’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
All the films starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, with Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz costarring in the franchise. However, Johnny Depp’s fans might have to wait a bit longer to see him don the Captain Jack’s hat once more. Meanwhile, resome previous report claimed the actor is returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for a payday of over $300 million is ‘false.’
Pirates Of The Carribean franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer told U.K. outlet The Times in an interview published the previous month that his team was working on “two Pirates scripts, one with [Robbie], one without.” As for Depp potentially being involved, Bruckheimer said, ‘Not at this point’ but ‘the future is yet to be decided.’ Fans can only hope for the best.