Margot Robbie Female Led Installment of Pirates of the Caribbean Cancelled
Actress Margot Robbie claims the female-led ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie has been scrapped at Disney.
After five movies with Captain Jack Sparrow, Disney was finding a way to continue the franchise anew with the Pirates of the Caribbean series. It was announced back in 2020 that a new continuity of movies in the world of Pirates would go on with Margot Robbie as the new lead. But those plans have been canceled.
“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,” Robbie tells Vanity Fair in a new cover story.
Screenwriter Christina Hodson, who worked on Birds of Prey, was set to write the new Pirates of Caribbean movie. The idea wasn’t to do a formal spin-off but rather a separate origin story with new characters. This would’ve been completely different than the long-in-development reboot of the franchise that was first reported back in 2019.
It would have followed titles including The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End, On Stranger Tides and Dead Men Tell No Tales which together grossed more than $4.5B worldwide between 2003 and 2017, coming in as one of history’s highest-grossing film series.
Representatives for Disney’s film studio did not immediately respond to requests for comment in regards to Margot Robbie’s statement.
In the meantime, many Disney fans ponder what the future holds for the movie franchise.
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