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Pirates of the Caribbean is being rebooted with a younger cast

Pirates of the Caribbean is being rebooted with a younger cast

Pirates of the Caribbean is being rebooted with a younger cast plus Margot Robbie's spin-off is still in the works, says producer.

I’m not sure what’s in more disarray, the future of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise or the future of DC Studios. Both are in somewhat of a scramble. It’s been five years since Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was released, and the film appeared to signify a clear future. Both Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley returned to the franchise, plus the post-credits scene even teased that Davy Jones would also make a comeback.

Johnny Depp’s libel trial has seemingly thrown that plan into disarray though. The actor claimed he was ousted from the franchise, but then said he left of his own accord. Alongside this, Margot Robbie was reportedly working on a female-led spin-off but confirmed last month that the film was no longer in development. Well, according to the franchise’s producer, that’s not quite true. In fact, two Pirates of the Caribbean films are currently in the works.

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed that Robbie’s female-led project is still alive alongside another film which is due to feature a younger cast. He explained, “We have a very good script. We developed two of them - the one with Margot Robbie and one with a younger cast. The Margot Robbie one needs a little more work. The younger cast one is close. Hopefully we’ll get both of them.”

That certainly seems to confirm that Depp won’t be returning to the role of Jack Sparrow. It’s not yet known if the ‘younger cast’ film will be a total reboot. Dead Men Tell No Tales introduced Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth, and Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner - the son of Bloom’s Will Turner. The franchise could continue with the duo at the helm but equally, I wouldn’t be surprised if that didn’t happen.

The last time Robbie spoke about her own Pirates film, she said, “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.” At least we now know that Disney does want to do it, the story just isn’t quite where it needs to be.

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Topics: TV And Film, Disney