Margot Robbie Confirms Her Pirates of the Caribbean Project No Longer Pushing Forward
Published 2 weeks ago
Despite its box office success in its earlier days, the latter of the Pirates of the Caribbean films have fallen into a slump. Months ago, it was reported that Margot Robbie was developing a sort of reboot for the Pirates franchise, but it looks like the project isn’t moving forward.
Talking to Vanity Fair, Robbie confirms, “We had an idea [for a Pirates of the Caribbean movie] 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 [Disney] don’t want to do it.”
We don’t have any details as to why Robbie’s Pirates film didn’t move forward, but I can imagine that there would be backlash with any action-adventure property that was initially male-centric moving on to have women in the spotlight.
If anything, I don’t think anything is really lost with Robbie. She still has several franchises to look forward to, from the Barbie movie and whatever film Harley Quinn appears in next.
As for the Pirates franchise, it’s unclear how Disney would want to push forward. They’ve been banking so much of the IP’s popularity with Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow, but even in the last film, it was becoming apparent that Depp has lost his fire and enthusiasm for the role. I don’t know where the series could go, but I still think there’s a hope for a sequel/reboot, what with the established lore.
No release date has been announced for the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie.