Back in 2020, it was revealed that Disney was developing a brand new female lead “Pirates Of The Caribbean” film with Margot Robbie playing the lead character and that it was being written by Christina Hodson, who has previously worked with Margot on DC’s film, “Birds Of Prey”.

Following five successful films, based on a classic Disneyland attraction, the future of the franchise was in doubt following the legal issues of its main star, Johnny Depp.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Margot Robbie provided an update on the project, suggesting that it’s not going ahead.

“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,”

This isn’t the only “Pirate Of The Caribbean” project that was in development, as Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the other five films in the franchise, was also producing the Margot Robbie film, in addition to another film.  Back in May, Jerry spoke with The Sunday Times and confirmed that the project was still in development at the time, which was during the start of the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard lawsuit.

“Yes. We’re talking to Margot Robbie. We are developing two Pirates scripts — one with her, one without.  [Will Depp be back?] Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided.”

With the lawsuit now over, is Johnny Depp returning to the franchise?  Or is this project just on the back burner for now?

All five previous films in the “Pirates Of The Caribbean” franchise are available to stream on Disney+ now.

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Roger Palmer

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