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Pirates Of The Caribbean Margot Robbie reboot has been cancelled

Pirates Of The Caribbean Margot Robbie reboot has been cancelled

A female-led Pirates Of The Caribbean film starring actress Margot Robbie has been cancelled by Disney.

Will another Pirates of the Caribbean film ever see the light of day? It’s growing increasingly unlikely. The series was once a major franchise for Disney but has dwindled in recent years. I’ll admit, On Stranger Tides and Dead Men Tell No Tales (Or Salazar’s Revenge for my fellow UK people) didn’t quite capture the magic of the original trilogy but they certainly achieved the kind of box office results Disney would’ve been looking for.

As I’m sure you’re aware though, Johnny Depp became embroiled in a high-profile libel trial with his ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year. During court proceedings, Depp claimed he was ousted from the franchise and hoped to return. Then he argued that he left of his own accord, so we’re not entirely sure what the truth is. It seems unlikely that Depp will return as Jack Sparrow but it now appears that a separate Pirates of the Caribbean reboot has been canned.

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It’s been known for quite some time now that Margot Robbie has been working on a female-led Pirates of the Caribbean film. Back in May, franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed as much saying, “We are talking to Margot Robbie. We are developing two Pirates scripts - one with her, and one without.”

Pirates of the Caribbean is, of course, inspired by the Disney theme park ride of the same name. Fans have long-suspected that Robbie’s film would centre around ride character Redd - a fan-favourite - but it now appears that the idea has been shut down. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Robbie confirmed the news. She explained, “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.”

It’s a surprising move from Disney. Both the franchise and Robbie are hugely popular. Putting the two together seems like a no-brainer. It’s unknown if the other Pirates film Bruckheimer noted is still in production. It’s believed that this project is being developed by Craig Mazin, best known for producing HBO’s Chernobyl and The Last of Us series’.

Featured Image Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Topics: TV And Film, Disney