A new Pirates of the Caribbean movie has been canceled by Disney.
It was reported in 2020 that Margot Robbie would star in a female-fronted reboot of the hit franchise which originally starred Johnny Depp.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who worked on the original series, was also involved with the project on the side birds of prey Author Christina Hodson.
However, Robbie has now revealed that the project is not progressing.
“We had an idea a long time ago and developed it for a while to have been more woman-led – not entirely woman-led – just a different kind of story that we thought would have been really cool.” ‘ said the actor vanity fair.
“But I guess they don’t want it,” she said, referring to Disney.
Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the highest-grossing franchises of all time, grossing over US$4.5 billion (£3.6 billion) from five feature films. Robbie’s film was designed as an original story with brand new characters.
A sequel to the original franchise is also in the works without Depp, who played Captain Jack Sparrow.
The possibility of Depp returning to the franchise was the subject of testimony during a defamation trial between the actor and his ex-wife Amber Heard in June 2022.
Depp was asked, “If Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, would there be anything on earth that would make you go back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean movie?”
“That’s right,” Depp replied.
Robbie’s most recent project was the David O. Russell flop Amsterdam.
She will be seen next in Babylonthe new movie from whiplash and la la country Director Damien Chazelle, described as “a flaming hot mess” after his first screening.
The Independent has reached out to Disney for comment.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/pirates-of-the-caribbean-disney-margot-robbie-b2225238.html Margot Robbie Says Disney Canceled ‘Woman-led’ Pirates Of The Caribbean Movie