Margot Robbie has confirmed that plans for a more female-focused Pirates of the Caribbean movie have been discarded at disney.
Robbie told Vanity Fair that he had been working on the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie for some time, but the project never got off the ground because, apparently, Disney decided not to go through with it.
“We had an idea and we were developing it for a while, years ago, to have more of a female lead – not entirely female, but a different kind of story – which we thought would have been really cool,” Robbie explained. “But I guess they don’t want to.”
In 2020 it was announced that Robbie would star in a new Pirates of the Caribbean film written by Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson. The film starring Robbie was not intended to be a spin-off of the long-running franchise, but an original story with new characters.
Pirates of the Caribbean franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer is said to be on board to produce both this film and a second film reportedly in the works with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin. It is not known if the Mazin reboot will go ahead.
Bruckheimer confirmed earlier this year that they were developing two scripts for new films in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise: one with Robbie and one without her. She did not reveal who would star in the other film, but suggested that “the future is yet to be decided” for Johnny Depp.
The previous Pirates of the Caribbean movies, starring Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, have grossed more than $4 billion at the worldwide box office.